Ex-wife of National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright charged with his murder

  • Ex-wife of National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright charged with his murder

Ex-wife of National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright charged with his murder

Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of slain NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright, grieves at the casket of Lorenzen Wright during a memorial service at the FedExForum in Memphis in 2010. Olive No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church, where Wright's ex-wife was a former member. Fox 13 reports Sherra Wright was arrested Friday at her home in California on suspicion of first-degree murder.

The charge against Sherra Wright come after authorities indicted Billy R. Turner last week on a first-degree murder charge regarding the basketball player's death.

It took seven years for investigators to catch a break in the murder of Lorenzen Wright, which was one of the most gut-wrenching unsolved cases in Memphis Sports history and earlier this month, they got that break.

The indictment alleges the conspiracy by Turner and Sherra Wright began in April of 2010 and that both were at Callis Cutoff and Hacks Cross Road where Lorenzen Wright's body was later found. "We went to the crime scene and walked in Lorenzen's final steps". "We followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright", Major Darren Goods says. Recently, though, the murder weapon was found and progress has been made on the case.

On Jul. 28 2010, Lorenzen's body was found in a swampy field 10 days after he had been reported missing. The next day, police received a phone call from Lorenzen Wright's cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to Shelby County District Attorney's Office. Wright's mother confronted him in court last week as he was arraigned.

Wright-Robinson had written a fiction book, "Mr. Tell Me Anything", that featured what appeared to be a thinly disguised depiction of her ex-husband. They raised six children together and had recently divorced before his death.

The spending spree included several hundred thousand on a lavish home, $11,750 for a trip to NY, $69,000 on furniture, tens of thousands of dollars on a Cadillac Escalade and a Lexus, and a $7,100 deposit on a swimming pool. He had earned more than $55 million during his career.