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Former Temple University Police Officers Face Charges in Connection with Woman's Murder

Two former Temple University campus police officers are facing charges in connection with the murder of one of their girlfriends on Friday in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.

Philadelphia Police on Monday said that 47-year-old Aaron Wright, a former Temple campus police officer who left the force some time ago, is charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, criminal conspiracy, abuse of a corpse and related offenses in the death of 24-year-old Joyce Quaweay at the home she shared with Wright.

Police said 39th District officers arrested Wright at the home on Greene Street near Apsley Friday morning after they responded to the scene where medics were trying to revive Quaweay before pronouncing her dead there at 11:28 a.m. Police said Wright surrendered to them at the house, telling officers, "I'm the one you want," and admitted to beating Quaweay, who was his girlfriend, until she collapsed.

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Arron Wright, left, and Marquis Robinson, right, are both facing charges in connection with the beating death of Wright's ex-girlfriend in Germantown. Wright is a former Temple University campus police officer who left the force some time ago, and Robinson was also a Temple police officer who was dismissed from his position when charges were filed.

Police said that further investigation revealed that Marquis Robinson, 41, who also lived in the house and worked as a Temple campus police officer as well, was involved in Quaweay's murder and fled from the house before officers arrived. Robinson was later arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse and related offenses, police said.

Robinson was dismissed from Temple's police force when charges were filed against him.

The motive in the woman's killing remained unclear on Monday.

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