Attorney’s motion contains disturbing detail of Sievers murder

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Disturbing accounts of the murder of Teresa Sievers are contained in a motion that attorneys for Mark Sievers filed Friday.

Wayne Wright, who pleaded guilty to the murder and testified in exchange for a plea deal, told detectives he struck Teresa Sievers in the head with a hammer “just a couple of times,” according to the motion.

The childhood friend of Mark Sievers stopped bludgeoning her at that point because, “You know, I have shoulder problems so I guess I wasn’t hitting her hard enough,” the motion shows Wright having said.

Mark Sievers is facing the death penalty for his alleged involvement in the high-profile murder of his wife. His attorneys filed the motion to see Wayne Wright’s testimony from grand jury proceedings because they think it will contradict other statements he’s made in the case.

In the motion, Sievers’ attorney Antonio Faga argues that before the grand jury testimony took place, Wright had given several inconsistent accounts of what happened the night of Teresa Sievers’ murder.

According to the motion, in July and August of 2015, Wright denies being involved in the murder.

In January 2016, the documents say Wright changed his story, saying he was “outside the Sievers’ residence when the murder took place.”

Wright later changed his testimony once again to say he was inside but “did not observe the murder,” court documents said.

Wright then “finally admitted that he had initiated the murder,” documents show.

Sievers’ attorney wants to compare whether Wright’s testimony during the investigation is consistent to that placed before the court.

The State Attorney’s Office also charged a third suspect, Jimmy Rodgers, in connection to the murder.

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