Reality star Toya Wright’s brothers were tragically murdered three years ago. And now the man who killed them has finally been brought to justice – and received a life sentence.
Two years ago, New Orleans police booked Antoine Edwards and charged him with two counts of second-degree murder charges that stem from the July 2016 fatal shooting of Joshua and Ryan “Rudy” Johnson, brothers of reality star Toya Wright.
Justice took some time – but finally Toya and her family now have some closure in the case.
On Monday, a judge sentenced Antoine to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.
During the trial, several witnesses claimed they saw Antoine in the area immediately before the shooting, and one woman also claimed she heard him confessing to the crime.
Toya also has spoken out about the incident publicly. She told People magazine that after learning of her brothers’ murder she felt “numb.”
“It was the worst news ever,” Wright said. “Murders happen every day and this is another dark night in New Orleans. You hear about stories like this all the time, but it doesn’t really hit you until you get that call. It hits so close to home.”
Toya Wright is a business woman, author and reality tv star. She first came to prominence as the wife of rapper Lil Wayne, but went on to achieve her own success as a business woman and tv star after their divorce in 2006.
After her split from Lil Wayne, Toya in 2009, alongside her friend Tameka “Tiny” Harris starred in BET’s Tiny and Toya and in 2011 she got her own reality show on BET entitled Toya: A Family Affair. Along the way, she also authored two books and co-authored one with her daughter, Reginae Carter. Toya also the owner of a boutique called G.A.R.B. in New Orleans and currently stars on VH1’s hit show, Friends and Family Hustle.