Pair pleads guilty to 2013 murder of woman in Polk County
A man and woman pleaded guilty to the murder of Faith Nicole Corum in Polk County Criminal Court last week.
West Wright pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He also received a federal sentence of 13 years for drug related charges.
Amanda Wright pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit 2nd degree murder and received a 10 year sentence. In addition to the 10 year state sentence, she also has to serve a nine year federal sentence related to drug charges.
Corum’s family reported her missing Feb. 2, 2013 after she never returned from a weekend stay with the Wrights at their Watts Lane home in the Greasy Community.
Initially the Wrights told deputies that Corum left their home with two unknown males and they did not know of her whereabouts.
Polk County detectives later found meth making materials in the home of West and Amanda Wright that led to federal charges.
Investigators found Corum’s body days after she went missing. She was found about 80 yards down a steep embankment near Kimsey Mountain.
She died from blunt force trauma and asphyxia.