MEMPHIS, Tennessee. – Two Tennessee men have been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of a civic leader and former executive airline on a Memphis sidewalk.
The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Thursday that the 22-year-old McKinney Wright Jr, and 18-year-old Quandarius Richardson were also indicted on attempted especially aggravated robbery charges in Philip Trenary death.
Authorities say the 64-year-old Trenary walked along a street in September, when a man outside the passenger side of a pick-up truck, approached Trenary from behind and shot him in the head.
Trenary was the president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Trenary was also the former head of Pinnacle Airlines.
Richardson’s lawyer says that he plans to plead not guilty. Wright’s lawyer not immediately return a phone message.