In August 2019, Ashley McArthur's husband, Zachary McArthur, appeared during the second day of his wife's court trial and confessed he knew nothing about her crime and love affair.

His wife McArthur was arrested for murdering a thirty-three-year-old private investigator named Taylor Wright, who initially went missing in Pensacola, Florida, in 2017.

The Case of Ashley McArthur

According to Oxygen, on September 8, 2017, Wright, a professional private investigator, went missing.

During the time of her disappearance, she had recently settled with her girlfriend, Casandra Waller, after going through a divorce from her ex-husband.

On the day of the crime, Wright and McArthur went out hoping to relieve some of their daily life stress.

However, Wright's decision to hang out with McArthur turned out to be fatal for her.

"That was the last time that I ever saw Taylor [Wright]," Waller told the crime-based television show Buried in the Backyard.

Waller lost contact with Wright, who had stopped responding to her text messages for hours.

After being unable to contact her girlfriend, Waller reached out to McArthur, who told her that Wright was stressed and crying throughout the day.

Later, Waller got a text message from Wright, who told her to cancel their pre-planned dinner as she needed a few days to get over her situation.

Waller grew worried as she was in the dark about what was going on with her girlfriend.

"I just know that something's not right. I was scared," Waller said in her recollection.

After Wright's disappearance, her loved ones were concerned because they found the situation strange as Wright wasn't one to suddenly lose contact, especially without notifying her young son first.

Waller filed a missing person's report with the police.

They reached out to McArthur and asked what she knew about the case.

She told the authorities that her friend seemed stressed during their last meeting, which led her to take an Uber to get a drink.

Ashley McArthur during Trial Verdict and Sentencing

Ashley McArthur during Trial Verdict and Sentencing at the courthouse. (Photo Credit: YouTube)

Later, it was revealed that Wright possessed an amount of $34,000, which she withdrew from a joint account shared with her ex-husband before her disappearance.

Authorities searched McArthur's house but could not find anything of significance relating to the private investigator's disappearance.

During their investigation, the police found that on the day of her disappearance, Wright was present in one of the properties owned by McArthur.

Additionally, they noticed a check deposit of $34,000 into McArthur's account.

The investigator later discovered a skull with a bullet hole in McArthur's property. Later, they recovered a body from the same location.

Authorities verified that the dead body was, in fact, of Wright, and after the discovery, McArthur was arrested.

Apparently, Wright had been shot at the back of her neck. Her body was found buried underneath the ground, covered with soil and concrete.

McArthur appeared for her court trials for two years, between 2017 to 2019.

On day four of the trial, she was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment with a mandatory twenty-five years to be served behind bars.

"We got the verdict we had been waiting for two years," Waller was quoted saying.

Ashley McArthur's Court Trial Involving Her husband

In 2019, McArthur's Husband Zachary appeared before the attorney and the judge.

He was asked a series of questions about his wife, her profession, where she was on the day of the crime, and her potential love affair.

During the court hearing, Zachary said he was still married to McArthur.

He then said he knew Wright through his wife McArthur and her private investigation work.

McArthur's husband said his wife used to work for the Sherrif's office as a crime scene tech.

Ashley McArthur's Husband Zachary McArthur

Ashley McArthur's Husband Zachary McArthur during the court trials. (Photo Source: YouTube)

The attorney then asked him if he knew about any money dealing between McArthur and Wright.

In his response, Zachary said he was unaware of anything as such.

Further, he was asked if he knew a private business called Stix Billiard in Pensacola Boulevard.

Zachary said he knew the business and said his wife used to go there "quite frequently" in 2017.

The attorney then asked if Zachary knew his wife was helping the business financially. He denied having any knowledge regarding it.

McArthur's husband then said that his wife took his truck to help "Taylor [Wright] finish moving" with Waller on the day of the crime.

The following day, Zachary recalled going to a wedding with McArthur in the afternoon.

The witness said they did not leave the wedding together, and that McArthur left first.

On the same day, Brandon Beatty, the owner of Stix Billiard, also appeared inside the courtroom.

Beatty said McArthur originally shared a business relationship with him but later confessed to having a physical relationship with the defendant.

He said McArthur visited him every day at his establishment and spent money on his business and himself.

According to Heavy, McArthur is currently serving her sentence at the Lowell Correctional Institute in Ocala, Florida.