A vehicular manslaughter charge has been added to the list of charges prosecutors are pursuing against the 28-year-old Boca Raton man accused of killing a rising MMA star in a May hit-and-run.
Prosecutors in a hearing before Circuit Judge Jack Cox Wednesday said Dennis Wright now also faces vehicular homicide charges in addition to charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, DUI manslaughter, evidence tampering and driving on a suspended license in the death of Jordan Parsons. Parsons, whose family filed a wrongful death suit against Wright, his mother and the bar where Wright allegedly drank before the crash, had been training for a May 14 fight and was walking in a crosswalk on U.S. 1 when he was hit by a car.
He died three days later.
Parsons’ mother, younger brother, and other fighters at the gym he attended were in court Wednesday morning.
“It’s hard to keep going every day, but I know I have to,” said Anna Morsaw, saying that what she missed most about his son was the sound of his laughter and his smile.
The next hearing in Wright’s case is set for Aug. 17.