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Daniel Harmon-Wright found guilty of voluntary manslaughter

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The former Culpeper officer on trial for killing a 54-year-old woman last February was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by a jury on Tuesday.

Daniel Harmon-Wright was put on trial on charges of murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in a death, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for the Feb. 9 shooting death of Patricia Ann Cook.

On the day of the shooting, Harmon-Wright was responding to a call for a suspicious vehicle in a church parking lot. He testified during the trial that he shot Cook after she had trapped his arm in her vehicle and began to drive away. Cook was unarmed at the time of the shooting.

Harmon-Wright was fired from the police department after he was indicted for the crime.

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