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Ex-Wife Of Former NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Charged In His Grisly Murder

There are new developments in the violent murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. As CNN shares, the 34-year-old’s body was found with multiple bullet wounds in a swampy area outside Memphis in 2010. His ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson, has now been charged with conspiring to kill him with along with another man.

Wright-Robinson, 46, was arrested on December 15 and indicted on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Her alleged co-conspirator, 46-year-old Billy Turner was arrested 10 days prior and charged with the same crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.

Memphis authorities did not share a motive for the murder but they said that the duo tried to kill Wright in the past. According to Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings, there is a relationship of some sort between the suspects. “It’s safe to say they knew each other.” The New York Daily News

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Man Charged With Murdering NBA Player Lorenzen Wright 7 Years After His Death

On July 28, 2010, the body of 34-year-old Lorenzen Wright was found decomposing in suburban Memphis. On Tuesday, a man was charged in the murder of the former NBA player. The suspect, 46-year-old Billy Turner, was indicted on first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond, according to The Washington Post.

As ABC News shared, Wright’s ex-wife said he left her home on July 18, 2010 with drugs and cash. He got into a car with an unidentified person and wasn’t seen after that. On July 19, a police dispatcher received a call from Wright’s cellphone. Authorities said they heard a man cursing, followed by number gunshots on the call, according to The New York Times. When Wright was found, the former athlete had two gunshot wounds in his head, two bullets in his chest and bullet fragments in his forearm.

“Additional gunshot wounds cannot be excluded,” the autopsy report noted.