Justin “J. Wright” Wright was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, Wilanna Bibbs. Now, Wright has reportedly been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The 34-year-old songwriter has worked with the likes of Gucci Mane, Future, Bow Wow, DJ Khaled, Kash Doll, and Timbaland. It was noted Wright shot Bibbs, an aspiring singer from North Carolina, in May 2021. Bibbs’ father noted the two reportedly had a dispute over $70 and had only been dating for a few months prior to the tragic incident. He also referred to Wright as “the clown” he’s warned her about. Wright and Bibbs were visiting family members of Wright in Davenport, Iowa, and the shooting went down at a home in Davenport.
The songwriter reportedly didn’t say a word during the sentencing. When Wright’s mother asked if she could say goodbye to her son while he was being taken away, she was denied by a deputy.