Former Basketball Player Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Sherra Wright Charged With His Murder
The ex-wife of late NBA player Lorenzen Wright, Sherra Wright-Robinson has been arrested Friday night and charged with first-degree murder in his death over seven years back.
Memphis police director Michael Rallings confirmed Sherra's arrest on a suspect in Wright's murder in 2010.
Ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright charged with murder
Wright was reported missing on 18 July 2010, and after 10 days, his decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28. The then 34-year-old player was shot multiple times.
Billy R Turner was charged with first-degree murder in Wright's death on earlier December. Turner has pleaded not guilty.
A release from the Shelby County district attorney's office claimed Sherra and Turner planned to kill Lorenzen Wright. Sherra Wright is scheduled to appear in court on Monday in California. However, it is unknown when she would be returned to Memphis.
Billy R Turner charged with first-degree murder in Lorenzen Wright
Memphis Police Major Darren Goods told,
We looked through this case and we did one thing, we followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright-Robinson.
We wanted to investigate it as if it had just happened. We went to the crime scene and walked in Lorenzen's final steps.
The seven-year investigation into Wright's murder has been one of the Memphis Police Department's high-profile unsolved cases. Recently, the police had found a gun used in the assassination in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, around 75 miles east of Memphis. Director Ralling said,
The weapon was key
Sherra received a million dollars from Wright's life insurance policy. In 2014, she had a dispute in a court about how she spent the money. She then agreed to a settlement over the insurance money meant to benefit their six children. Wright-Robinson's former mother-in-law claims Sherra was driven by her son's life insurance policy.