Submitted: November 28, 2016
Defendant's Second Motion for Postconviction Relief.
Defendant's Motion for Appointment of Counsel. DENIED AS
Chapman, Esquire, Deputy Attorney General, Department of
Justice, Wilmington, Delaware, Attorney for the State.
Wright, James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution, Smyrna,
Delaware, pro se.
27th day of February 2017, upon consideration of
Defendant's Second Motion for Postconviction Relief, it
appears to the Court that:
facts of this case were set forth in this Court's earlier
opinion on Defendant's first Motion for Postconviction
Relief as follows:
Defendant, Donald Wright, was convicted on December 12, 2008,
following a jury trial in this Court of eight counts of Rape
Degree, Rape Second Degree, Unlawful Sexual Contact First
Degree and Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.
These charges arose from events that took place between April
2006 and November 2007, during which time Defendant sexually
abused his minor stepdaughter.1 The victim
testified at trial that Wright repeatedly engaged in oral and
vaginal intercourse with her during this period of
time.2 Defendant admitted at trial that he engaged
in oral sex with the victim "four times, had ejaculated
on her stomach, touched her breasts, rubbed his penis on the
outside of her vagina and placed his fingers inside her
On February 12, 2009, Defendant was sentenced to fifteen
years at Level V on each count of Rape First Degree and
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Defendant was also
sentenced to ten years at Level V followed by five years of
probation for the single count of Rape Second Degree.
Defendant appealed his case to the Delaware Supreme Court and
his convictions were affirmed on ...