LB (lauren7653) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

American Idol Contestant's Brother Murdered, Racial Conspiracy near my Hometown

So I live in a town about 90 miles outside of Houston, Texas. Not far from me is a town called Jasper. This town has been known for very racial tensions especially since the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr by three white men back when I was a young girl. It is well known that Jasper is a racist town. I don't know if they are trying to keep this story hush hush or what.

Here is the American Idol contestant, Savion Wright, who is related to the murder victim, Alfred Wright.


The 21-year-old student from Jasper, Texas, said he had waited eight years to try out for the show because he didn’t think he was creative enough.

Then he showed off his creativity by performing an original song called either “Dark Side of Me” or “Both Sides of Me.”

Regardless of the title, the judges were impressed and unanimously voted to send Savion to Hollywood.

On Twitter, Savion describes himself as a “story-teller, performer, multi-instrumentalist and lover of life. I also sing songs.” Judging from the photo there, he also plays the sax.

He’s also the contestant who told us music is his medicine. He suffers from attention deficit disorder.

His Twitter account (@SavionJWright)

You can hear lots more on Savion’s YouTube channel.



Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old physical therapist, was on his way to see a patient when his pickup truck broke down in Sabine County, Tex. His wife Lauren alerted his parents who went to help him. When Lauren called him back, all she heard was heavy breathing. She grew frantic and knew he was in distress. She sent texts pleading with him to call her. When his parents arrived on the scene, there was no sign of Alfred. His pickup truck was still parked at the package store, but Alfred was long gone. The store clerk said she saw Alfred, who was dressed in scrubs, but claims after he talked on his cell phone, he stuffed his cell phone in his socks and took off running, of “his own free will.”

Alfred knew help was on this way, so it’s questionable that he’d run off into the woods in a town where racial tension is highly prevalent.

Alfred grew up in Jasper along with his four siblings. His father is a pastor and middle school gym teacher. “Alfred was a man of great faith,” his wife tells CNN. A football player while in college, she goes on to say “he loved his family, was very ambitious and hard working … fun loving and brilliant.”

His family questions the sheriff’s office commitment to finding Alfred when they abruptly halted the search after only four days, saying they’ve exhausted their resources, Alfred would be listed as a missing person and there was no indication of foul play. They even said this case was likely drug related and Alfred ripped off his clothes after having hallucinations.

Alfred’s watch, clothing and his identification were found in the area near where deputies claimed to have searched.

His lifeless body was found 18 days after he went missing in November 2013, the week of Thanksgiving, near Hemphill in Sabine County, Tex. which is 45 minutes away from where “in the pre-dawn hours of June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr. was walking home in Jasper, when he was stopped by three white men who offered him a ride home. Byrd got in the bed of their pick-up truck, but the men did not take him home. Instead, they drove him to a desolate, wooded road east of town, beat him severely, chained him to the back of the truck by his ankles and dragged him for more than three miles. The murderers drove on for another mile before dumping his torso in front of an African American cemetery in Jasper,” according to the police report.

Tragically, Alfred was found by volunteers and his father. He was stripped to his boxer shorts, wearing only a single sock with his cell phone tucked inside, and both his sneakers. He was missing an ear, two front teeth and his throat was slit. There was not a lot of decomposition in comparison to most bodies found in the elements after 18 days. On November 26, 2013, forensic pathologist John W. Ralston MD, ruled his death “accidental” due to “combined drug intoxication,” in other words, a drug overdose – cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamines.

The family isn’t buying it because Alfred never used drugs. His family had their own autopsy and the pathologist concluded that he died of severe trauma to the neck and head and a gash across his throat.

The county’s autopsy report didn’t address the cut on his neck or throat area and also went on to report that any damage caused to the body was caused by animal activity, offering no explanation why the cut across his neck was a straight line and why the animals didn’t chew him to the bone after being out in the woods for over 18 days.

Every single day that passes, evidence is lost or destroyed. Please help this family find answers. Alfred took care of his wife and three sons financially and the family is seeking donations, any help is appreciated. Click here to help: Alfred Wright Foundation at GoFundMe.

Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, senior member of the House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees, recently announced “the Department of Justice will investigate and take appropriate action and will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding this tragedy and to take appropriate action necessary to vindicate the federal interest, protect the civil rights of all Americans, ensure that all persons receive equal justice under law.

“We are all better off when the facts are discovered, the truth is discerned and the family and the community are at peace.”



Savion Wright, Alfred Wright's younger brother, has advanced to the Hollywood round on Season 13 of "American Idol."

The self described "story-teller, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and lover of life" will perform a song he dedicated to his brother during Wednesday night's show.

"Tonight, I'll be talking about my brother Alfred Wright to Ryan Seacrest and singing a song I dedicated to him," Savion Wright said in a status update on his Facebook page. "So make sure you watch American Idol tonight at 7 p.m. CT."

During his audition, Savion Wright entered the "American Idol" audition stage with his guitar slung over his shoulder. He told judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. that he had been trying to get on the show for eight years.

Savion Wright told the judges that when he was growing up in Jasper, school was a struggle for him because he has been diagnosed with ADD.

"Music was one of the outlets I had to help me overcome," Savion Wright said during his audition. "My parents bought me my first guitar. Music was my medicine, and it still is."

The young singer performed a song he had written. In the video of his audition, the three judges could be seen nodding, smiling, or clapping. All three celebrity judges voted to send Savion Wright to the Hollywood round of the show.

After Savion Wright's audition, Connick joked that the polite and friendly musician needed to learn to be nicer to people. When Lopez presented him with the "golden ticket," Savion Wright was overcome with emotion for a moment.

Family members and friends found Alfred Wright's body in a wooded area of Sabine County on Nov. 25, 2013. The discovery came 18 days after the 28-year-old Jasper man was last seen alive in Hemphill. Despite the fact that authorities mounted ground and air searches for Wright, his body was found about approximately 25 yards from where he disappeared.

Alfred Wright's mysterious disappearance and death are now under investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department.

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