Prosecutors have filed charges against a 34-year-old Vallejo woman suspected of killing her ex-boyfriend in Pittsburg last Tuesday and then trying to kill herself, Deputy District Attorney Harold Jewett said today. Jennell Wright has been charged with murder, the use of a firearm and the special-circumstance allegation that she lay in wait to kill 31-year-old Pittsburg resident Andrew Green.The special-circumstance charge makes Wright eligible for the death penalty, but Jewett said prosecutors have decided not to seek it in this case. Pittsburg police found Green 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 and had made several unsuccessful attempts to get back together with him, Addington said.Investigators learned that Wright called her employer in Richmond last 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., rented a hotel room, and then went over to Green’s neighborhood and waited for him to get home from work.Green, 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 a local hospital for treatment.She was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez this afternoon.
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