Multi-platinum songwriter J. Wright arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend

Multiplatinum songwriter, J. Wright has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend on Mother’s Day.

Police in Davenport, Iowa, responded to a call about a disturbance in a home on Sunday afternoon, May 9. When they arrived shortly after 1:30 pm., they found 20-year-old Wilanna Bibbs had been shot.

According to, NBC news affiliate, paramedics pronounced Bibbs dead at the scene.

In a statement, Police said they arrested Justin L. Wright, a prominent 31-year-old songwriter, who was dating the victim. It’s unclear how long they had been together.

Wright has been charged with first-degree murder. He is being held on $500,000 cash bond

During a bond hearing, Wright requested a court-appointed lawyer, saying he had been sleeping in hotels. “I’m not making anything right now,” he told the judge, according to “All my belongings were stolen in November.”

Wright remains in Scott County Jail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 20.

Wright, who was professionally known as J. Wright. During his career, he has worked with hip hop superstars such as Timbaland, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Omarion, DJ Khaled, and Bow Wow. He is a multiplatinum songwriter.


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