Wright's Statements Admit Torture

April 14, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT

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April 14, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( wkbw ) The trial of Luke Wright continued Thursday in Erie County Court. Wright is on trial for raping and torturing his half sister, Laura Cummings, who was killed by her mother.

Channel 7's John Borsa is covering the trial, and reports that Luke Wright gave seven written statements to police in the days following the death of Laura Cummings.

Those statements are being used against him. In those statements he admits to torturing his sister, and having sex with Laura, before their mother killed her.

The first statement Wright gave to police was the day after his sister's body was found in their North Collins home on January 21, 2010.

Erie County Sheriff's detective John Graham testified that Wright, during an interview that lasted nearly three hours, admitted to having sex with his sister...covering her head with a hood when she stared at him, and punishing her by whipping Laura Cummings with a belt.

51 year old Eva Cummings is in jail, serving a 52 years to life prison term for killing and torturing Laura.

Luke Wright is facing charges of rape, sodomy, incest, and assault.