JASPER, Texas — Alfred Wright was a husband, a father and a son.
“To know him was to love him,” said Lauren Wright, Alfred’s wife.
“You would have to know him to know his character and personality,” said Douglas Wright, Aflred’s father.
Neither of them had any way of anticipating the events that would one day thrust Wright, his family, and the small city of Jasper into the national spot light.
“I believe he was murdered and only God from Heaven could come down and tell me he wasn’t,” said Douglas.
The accounts of what took place last November have been well documented. Wright, a physical therapist, was on his way to treat a patient when his truck broke down near a convenience store just outside of Hemphill. That’s when he called his wife for help.
“He said he was having truck problems and that someone needed to come and get him,” said Lauren.