Clockwise from left: Joyce Quaweay, Aaron Wright and Marquis Robinson

Aaron Wright, a former Temple University officer, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Joyce Quaweay. He has also been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, conspiracy to commit murder and abuse of a corpse. His best friend, Temple Police Officer Marquis Robinson, 41, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse, according to Philly Confidential.

Wright, 47, had been released from the Temple University police force in 2012, but it is unclear as to why. Robinson was fired from the force on Sunday after charges were filed against him.

Wright, Robinson and their girlfriends all lived together. Homicide Capt. James Clark stated that on Friday, Wright became upset because Quaweay was not being submissive enough to him.

According to Philly Confidential, Wright and Robinson stripped Quaweay naked and handcuffed her to a bench, and Wright proceeded to beat her as Robinson controlled Quaweay's body so that he could do so. Wright's four children—the youngest, 10 months, and the oldest age 10—reportedly witnessed the entire incident. The abuse to her body continued after she had already died, which led to the charges of abuse of a corpse.

When officers arrived, Wright had already fled the scene, but he later turned himself in.


Read more at Philly Confidential.