Ex-wife of murdered National Basketball Association player Wright arrested

Ex-wife of murdered National Basketball Association player Wright arrested

Javier Howell
December 17, 2017

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings answered "yes" when asked if Sherra Wright and Billy Turner tried to kill Lorenzen Wright in the past.

The Commercial Appeal reported on August 1, 2010, Memphis police searched his ex-wife's home and found burned pieces of metal and a letter addressed to her and Lorenzen Wright, but law enforcement refused to divulge what those items meant to the case.

Sherra Wright was arrested in Riverside on Friday night and charged with first-degree murder, court records show. That's when his body was found in a field by Callis Cutoff Road near Hacks Cross and Winchester in southeast Memphis. The next morning, local police received a 911 call from his cell phone. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010. The call was cut short by gunshots, and Wright's body-shot at least five times-was found in the field nine days later.

Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge on December 5 in Wright's death.

Ms Marion said she believes her former daughter-in-law was motivated by money, specifically a $US1 million life insurance policy held by Wright. Officials were not certain Saturday when she would be returned to Memphis.

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Dispatchers didn't alert police because they weren't sure it came from their jurisdiction.

There was a break in the high-profile cold case when the gun used to murder Wright was found in a MS lake. The indictment claims that Wright would have been killed sometime between the 17th and 20th of July 2010.

The 6-foot-11 Wright averaged eight points and more than six rebounds per game during his career.

Born and raised in Memphis, he was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues.

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.