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Man killed on Sawyer Street was father of four

Posted at: 11/12/2012 11:14 AM
Updated at: 11/12/2012 5:43 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

A Rochester man is dead and his girlfriend is arrested. Police say she killed him in their home over the weekend.

Tanisha Davis is accused of fatally stabbing 35-year-old Montreall Wright.

Wright's family says the two were dating and had recently moved in together. They are shocked and heartbroken. Wright's sister says her mother is taking it the hardest. Montreall Wright was the father of four children. His youngest child is only 3-years-old. The woman charged with his murder was his on again, off again girlfriend of seven years.

Charles Wright, Montreall's uncle, said, “You see it on TV, but you never think it's going to happen to you.”

The family of Montreall Wright is in shock. Rochester Police say first responders found Wright inside their home on Sawyer Street, stabbed in the torso early Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at Strong Hospital.

Sha-lequa Wright, Montreall's sister, said, “I'm still in shock. I mean to me it's like I'm still dreaming that he's going to walk through the door and tell us he's fine, that he got through it. I'm still waiting for him to come through the door and tell us he's okay.”

Police have arrested 26-year-old Tanisha Davis. Her cousin spoke to News10NBC off-camera and says the on and off couple had a history of domestic violence. She believes her cousin was defending herself. But the victim's sister say Montreall Wright was a good man.

Sha-lequa Wright said, “He was loving, he was a good listener. When he was little he use to like cowboys and apples and use to like going to the store.”

Davis was scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of second degree murder Monday, but it was delayed due to the Veteran's Day holiday.

Charles Wright said, “I want to see her and say you killed my nephew. God said eye for eye. He'll take care of it.”

Davis is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Family said the couple recently moved in together. Wright went to Monroe High School and worked for a moving company. The Rochester Police Department says there had been calls in the past for domestic violence with the couple.