According to his wife Lilian's lawyer, he had grabbed her by the collar of her night gown and hit her with the remote while repeatedly shouting "I will kill you".
A terrified Lilian ran over to the neighbour's house from where she called the police. While he maintains that did not hit her with the remote or threaten to kill her, Wright did plead guilty to the assault.
Wright has been given a three years conditional discharge and been charged £100 as court costs. For the time being, the couple are separated, with no plans for reconciliation.