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* Jennell Wright Arrested For Murder Of Her Ex-Boyfriend Andrew Green In Pittsburg

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Police have arrested a Vallejo woman suspected of shooting her ex-boyfriend near his home in Pittsburg early Tuesday morning and then trying to kill herself, Pittsburg police Lt. Brian Addington said today.Jennell Wright, 34, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for the murder of 31-year-old Pittsburg resident Andrew Green, but remained at a hospital in Concord today recovering from her apparent suicide attempt.Green was found shot to death next to his car in the 100 block of Pelican Loop at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.Green and Wright have a 3-year-old son together and although they broke up two years ago, family members said Wright was still depressed about the breakup, according to police. Addington said she had made several unsuccessful attempts to get back together with Green.Investigators learned that Wright called her employer in Richmond on Monday and said she couldn’t come to work because of a family emergency. Family members said she left home at about 9 p.m. Monday and never returned.Police believe she arrived in Pittsburg at about 10 p.m. Monday,rented a hotel room, and then went over to Green’s neighborhood and waited for him to get home from work.Green, who was a bus mechanic, had worked the swing shift that night and returned home at about 1:20 a.m., parking in a lot two doors down from his house. He had turned off his car but had not yet gotten out when police said Wright walked up to him and started shooting.After being shot, Green stumbled out of his car and collapsed, leaving the keys in the ignition, Addington said.At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, police received a call from a hotel in the 1900 block of Railroad Avenue reporting that a guest was refusing to leave.Officers arrived at the hotel and found Wright with a revolver in her purse, Addington said. Although the gun still needs to be tested, police believe that it was the weapon used to kill Green, Addington said.When officers took Wright back to the police station, she told them that she had consumed psychiatric drugs and antifreeze in an attempt to kill herself.She was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Concord, where she is listed in stable condition.

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