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Jazz musician death ruled a murder in Brooklyn

May 11, 2011 1:10:22 PM PDT
The medical examiner says a 62-year-old man discovered dead in his basement of his Brownsville home was murdered.

The victim was found stuffed inside a storage bin in the basement

Stanley Wright had been reported missing from his Chauncey Street home. However, his son found him in the basement sometime after 3:00 Tuesday morning.

Wright's son called police, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner said he died of stab wounds to the torso and neck.

Wright was a jazz musician who performed under the name Suleiman "Hakim" Wright. He was also a retired music teacher and was well liked in the neighborhood.

His daughter, N'Bushe Wright, is a Hollywood actress best known for her roles in "Blade" and "Dead Presidents." She is returning to Brooklyn from Los Angeles.


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