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Wright gets 41-year sentence for Park Rapids strangulation under plea deal

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PARK RAPIDS -- A Michigan pipeline worker admitted to the sexual strangulation of a Park Rapids woman last year and accepted a plea agreement on Wednesday that will result in a 41 1/2-year prison term.


Richard Derek Wright, 42, was transported immediately to the Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud to begin serving his term in the Jan. 29, 2008 death of Sonya Hennagir, 40, in her Park Rapids home.

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