Sherra Wright charged with first-degree murder in death of Lorenzen Wright

Sherra Wright Robinson and Billy Turner

Wright's body was found in a swampy field outside of Memphis on July 28, 2010, 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing.

Wright-Thompson was booked Friday in Riverside, California, and reportedly has a court date set for Monday. The Commercial Appeal reported Turner was a deacon at a church in Collierville, Tenn., in the Memphis area, where Wright's ex-wife was a former member. Wright played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, for the Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. An autopsy revealed he had been shot at least five times, and last month, police announced they recovered what is believed to be one of the murder weapons.

She also appeared disgusted by suggestions that she played part in her ex-husband's death.

Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favourite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues.

Records showed that on August 1, 2010, Memphis police searched her home and found burned pieces of metal and a letter addressed to her and Lorenzen Wright, but law enforcement at that time did not say what the items meant to investigators. Former NBA players and friends, including Anfernee Hardaway and, attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found.

FOX13 has learned that Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, Sherra Wright, has been arrested and jailed in California.

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. The NBA player is survived by twin sons he had with Sherra Wright. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped.

Because they were unsure what jurisdiction the call came from, authorities did not pass the information onto patrol officers or commanders.

Lorenzen Wright's body was found with bullet fragments in his skull, right forearm and his chest.



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