Clifford Wright Wiki, Biography
Clifford Wright was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend Tammy Gardner and her then-boyfriend Gabriel Gabrielli. He was found guilty of multiple counts, including four counts of first degree murder, which included four life sentences without the possibility of parole.
During his 2009 trial and prior to his sentencing, it was revealed that Wright himself had a difficult childhood, born to an abusive father and an alcoholic mother. Domestic violence and substance abuse in his family led him to develop mental health problems for which he used cocaine as a self-medication instead of going to therapy.
Clifford Wright is reportedly currently serving his long sentence at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in New Castle County, Delaware.
This article is intended to further discuss Wright’s crimes, which was the subject of the latest episode of American Monster, which aired on ID this Sunday, January 8, 2023. The synopsis for the episode, titled You Got Me Mean, He said:
“Tammy Gardner loves being a mom and having a daycare in her suburban Delaware home; she also loves a night out on the town; what starts out as innocent fun leads this 40-year-old down a dark path of jealousy and deadly anger.
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Clifford Wright was reportedly stalking and harassing Tammy Gardner days before the murder.
Tammy Gardner, a Delaware mother of two, and her alleged boyfriend Gabriel Gabrielli were beaten to death inside the former’s Wilmington home in the early morning of July 9, 2006. Their bodies were found four days later by workers from Building inside a partially burned van building in Tweed Park in Hockessin. The murder investigation led the police to Tammy’s ex-boyfriend, Clifford Wright, with whom she shared a tumultuous relationship.
Tammy reportedly ended her relationship with Clifford days before the murder and kicked him out of her house. She had also reported him for aggravated harassment. It is revealed that in the days after her breakup, Clifford stalked and harassed her. He left threatening messages and accused the mother of two of substance abuse. Tammy feared for her safety and the safety of her children.
After his arrest, Clifford Wright denied any involvement in the murder, but claimed to have seen Tammy and Gabriel that night. He later alleged that he broke into the Gardner house that night and beat the couple with a baseball bat or a hammer in a fit of jealous rage. He then loaded his bodies into his truck, drove to the park, and set the truck on fire to clean up all the evidence.
Where is Clifford Wright now?
In December 2009, a Superior Court jury found Clifford Wright guilty of four counts of first-degree murder, five counts of possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, one count of first-degree robbery, one count of of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of third-degree arson, one count of aggravated harassment, and one count of breach of bail conditions.
Wright was reportedly sentenced to four life terms without the possibility of parole on the first-degree murder charges and a total of 147 additional years on the related charges.
Since then, he has filed multiple appeals to no avail and continues to serve time at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in New Castle County, Delaware.