Ex-wife of late NBA player Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder
The ex-wife of a slain NBA player has been arrested in connection to his murder, according to reports.
Sherra Wright was arrested in Riverside, Calif., on Friday night more than seven years after Lorenzen Wright’s bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb, Fox13 reported.
It remains unclear what charges she faces since the indictment is still sealed.
Billy Turner — a deacon at the church Lorenzen and Sherra Wright attended — was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty.
Lorenzen Wright’s murder remained one of Memphis police’s highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in Mississippi last month, according to Fox 13.
Loretta crying at his memorial in 2010
The 34-year-old who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was last seen on July 18, 2010, as he left his ex-wife’s home.
Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010.
Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm.
After Turner was charged with Wright’s murder, the NBA star’s mother Deborah Marion expressed her relief.
She told WREG-TV, “Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. You gotta pray for what you want and that’s what I did.”