Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
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Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

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    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, Tenn. Authorities said Saturday, Dec 16, 2017, that Sherra Wright was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her ex-husband.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. >> Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago.

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright faces charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA.

Police records show she was arrested in Riverside County, California on Friday night.

Wright’s body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 – 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.

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

He has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said he and Sherra Wright attended the same church.

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