Wife of slain ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright arrested in Riverside County

Wife of slain ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright arrested in Riverside County

On Friday, Sherra Wright, ex-wife of slain former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright, was reportedly arrested in California and charged in connection with his murder in 2010, according to a report from Katie Fretland and Marc Perrusquia of The Commercial Appeal.

The seven-year investigation has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases in the death of Wright, who played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other National Basketball Association teams as a forward and center in 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.

Wright, who lives in Murrieta, Calif., was arrested Friday night by federal marshals on a fugitive warrant and is in custody in the Riverside County (Calif.) Jail pending extradition proceedings.

The body of Wright, 34, was found badly decomposed in southeast Memphis in July 2010, The Commercial Appeal said.


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.

According to ESPN, the arrest of Wright-Robinson came after the December 5 indictment of Turner in the former basketball player's death. It was later revealed that Turner was a deacon at a church where Sherra Wright was a minister. Sherra Wright has a court hearing Monday in California. "They need to bury her".

Ms Marion said she believes her former daughter-in-law was motivated by money, specifically a $US1 million life insurance policy held by Wright. ESPN stated Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found the murder weapon in a MS lake based on a tip they received. Officials were not certain Saturday when she would be returned to Memphis. In November, they announced the discovery of one of the murder weapons, which was found in a MS lake about 75 miles east of Memphis, and on December 5, they charged Turner with first-degree murder.

Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to "flip something for $110,000", the document said. Hours later police got a 9-1-1 call from his cell phone - the dispatcher heard eleven gunshots. His body was found ten days later in a wooded area covered in bullets.

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