Man could face death for Del. double murder

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - November 20, 2009

Clifford Wright was found guilty Thursday of murdering 40-year-old Tamela Gardner and 41-year-old Gabriel Gabrielli. The jury was ordered to return Nov. 30 for the penalty phase.

Prosecutors said Wright beat Gardner and Gabrielli to death as they slept together in Gardner's Pike Creek home in July 2006.

The bodies were found four days later in Gardner's minivan, which had been abandoned in a park in Hockessin and set on fire.

The defense acknowledged Wright had a stormy relationship with Gardner, but said there were others who had equal motive and opportunity to kill the couple.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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