A Colorado man will spend the next 48 years behind bars for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 2021 murder, according to reports.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced on November 20, that Judge Nikea Bland has sentenced Eric Cobain to 48 years in prison. On September 29, Cobain pleaded guilty to second degree murder with a domestic violence factual basis.
On May 28, 2021, Denver Police responded to a shooting in the area of Pontiac Street and East Lowry Boulevard. That’s where they found 41-year-old Melissa Wright suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Wright was a teacher in the Cherry Creek School District. She and Cobain had previously been involved in a relationship.
“Melissa Wright’s death was a terrible tragedy that should remind us all that there is still much work to be done to address the issue of domestic violence. I hope this sentence will provide some comfort to Melissa’s family,” said DA McCann.