Man pleads guilty to killing wife and Good Samaritan in Mesa

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Christopher Glen Wright (Source: MCSO) Christopher Glen Wright (Source: MCSO)
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PHOENIX (AP) -

A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife on a Mesa street last year along with a Good Samaritan who stopped to help the woman.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 39-year-old Christopher Glen Wright pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder.

"This plea ensures the defendant will be held accountable for his actions in the unjustified taking of innocent human life. His continuing crass attitude towards the harm he caused to other family members and the loss to our community calls for significant punishment," said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

He's scheduled to be sentenced on April 28.

[RELATED: Mesa man admits he 'intentionally shot' wife & another man; male victim's name released]

Nasbah Laverne Wriqht called Mesa police during a May 31 dispute with her husband near a freeway interchange.

Christopher Wright told police he had been fighting with his 41-year-old wife and decided to crash the SUV in an attempt to kill her.

After the crash, Nasbah Wright ran to a parked pickup truck and asked driver Tomas Olivas Orneals for help.

Police say Christopher Wright walked up to the truck and fatally shot his wife and the 49-year-old Orneals.

[RELATED: Mugshot released of suspect in deadly east Valley car crash & double shooting]

[PDF: Maricopa County attorney press release]

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