Boone County man found guilty of 2017 murder and assault

Zachariah Wright (Boone County Sheriff's Department)
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LEBANON, Ind. (WTHR) — A 23-year-old man has been found guilty of killing a 73-year-old man and assaulting his wife.

Zachariah Wright was convicted of murder and more than a dozen other charges Thursday.

Investigators say Wright stabbed and killed Max Foster June 18, 2017 and also stabbed and tried to sexually assault Foster's wife, Sonja. He then tried to set her on fire as she tried to escape.

“The brutal and senseless acts committed that day created a heartbreaking loss for the Foster family and rocked our community to its core," said Kent Eastwood, Boone County Prosecutor.

In a jailhouse interview, Wright denied any involvement in the case.

His sentencing is set for January and the prosecutor wants life without the possibility of parole.