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Federal Inmate Sentenced to Over 24 Years for Murder of Fellow Inmate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT - A federal inmate was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison yesterday for murdering a fellow inmate at Milan Correctional Facility, in Milan, Michigan, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced.

Ison was joined in the announcement by James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Jonathan Hemingway, Warden, Milan Federal Correctional Institution.

Adam Taylor Wright, 42, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, pled guilty to Second Degree Murder in February of this year. United States District Court Judge Paul D. Borman sentenced Wright to 292 months, which will run concurrently/consecutively to the sentences of imprisonment he is serving in other cases.

According to court records, on January 2, 2019, Wright, along with co-defendants Alex Albert Castro, 42, and Jason Dale Kechego, 41, killed fellow inmate Christian Maire. Specifically, Wright and Kechego repeatedly kicked and stomped Maire in the head, and Wright prevented corrections officers from intervening while Castro repeatedly stabbed Maire. Wright, along with his two co-defendants, then worked together to throw Maire’s body down a flight of stairs. Maire died from multiple stab wounds (28 total) and blunt force trauma to the head.   

“Deterring violence inside prisons will always be a priority of this office. Senseless acts of violence that jeopardize the safety of employees and inmates of the Bureau of Prisons will be aggressively prosecuted.” said U.S. Attorney Ison.

This case was investigated by special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frances Lee Carlson and Andrew R. Picek.

Updated October 12, 2022

Violent Crime