Saginaw Township man formally charged shooting, killing wife at motel

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (04/13/18) - A Saginaw Township man has been charged with murder and other crimes related to the death of his 51-year-old wife.

Troy Wright, 53, has been charged with open murder, four gun-related charges, and unarmed robbery.

Investigators with the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office believe he shot Valarie Wright at the Northgate Inn on Bay Road in Kochville Township.

Deputies called there shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when someone called to report the shooting.

Valarie Wright was later pronounced dead at a Saginaw hospital.

Troy Wright was later arrested at a different location with the help of the SWAT team. He surrendered peacefully.

Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel has not released any information about the possible motive.

Wright is being held without bond.

We'll update you as investigators reveal more information.

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