Former Culpeper Police Officer Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter

January 29, 2013

A jury has found a former Culpeper police officer guilty of killing an unarmed woman.

Daniel Harmon-Wright was convicted of voluntary manslaughter on Tuesday.

He was accused in the shooting death of 54-year-old Patricia Ann Cook.

Harmon-Wright said he shot Cook after she trapped his arm in the window of her vehicle and dragged him.

A prosecutor called the fatal shooting "excessive" and unnecessary.

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