Trenton man arrested for murder of Gregory Wright Jr.
A city man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 27-year-old Gregory Wright Jr.
Eric Prescott, 30, is accused of leaving Wright helpless and unresponsive in his car following an altercation on November 28.
According to prosecutors in the case, Wright and Prescott were arguing in the area of Spring Street and Kafer Alley when Prescott pushed Wright, causing him to fall onto the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
Prescott then placed Wright in the driver’s seat of his Lexus and left him in a physically helpless state. Police sources who spoke on condition of anonymity say Prescott even sat in Wright’s Lexus for a short period of time, hoping he would regain consciousness, but then fled when he didn’t revive.
Prosecutors say the investigation revealed that Prescott knew Wright was helpless when he placed him in the car but didn’t seek emergency assistance.
Police found Wright in his Lexus around 10:30 p.m. that Tuesday.
Wright — who attended Mercer County Community College for performing arts and was also known as “Lil’ Greg” — ultimately died as a result of injuries suffered during the altercation. A medical examiner ruled Wright’s manner of death a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
The motive surrounding the altercation was not disclosed by prosecutors, but police sources with intimate knowledge of the investigation believe the argument revolved around the fact that Wright dressed as a woman.
Prosecutors did not file a motion to detain Prescott until trial and he has been released from custody while the case plays out in court.