Grandfather clings to life

By Ed Brock

A 64-year-old Conley man is still clinging to life after being shot eightl times by his daughter's ex-boyfriend.

Meanwhile, Clayton County law enforcement officials are awaiting the extradition of 27-year-old Terrence McDowell, the Riverdale man accused of shooting the man, Marshall Wright, sexually assaulting 20-year-old Chrystal Wright and kidnapping Chrystal Wright's two children, said Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner.

The assault happened early Tuesday morning at the Conley home where Wright lives with Marshall Wright, his girlfriend and Wright's two children, 4-year-old Faith McDowell and her half brother 5-year-old Jaquan Wright. Turner said that after sexually assaulting Wright and shooting her father who was still in bed, McDowell took the children and Wright's car and drove to Greensboro, N.C.

McDowell, who is the father of the 4-year-old girl but who has no custodial rights to her, left both children at his sister's house and later turned himself in to federal authorities in Greensboro. Turner said on Wednesday that he still had no information on when McDowell would be returned to Clayton County.

The children arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 1 a.m. Wednesday after their flight from Greensboro was delayed due to fog, Turner said.

Marshall Wright was still in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta as of Wednesday.