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

Hope Soto
December 17, 2017

The investigation of Lorenzen Wright's murder seven years ago has taken another turn: fresh on the heels of the arrest of Billy Turner in Memphis, police in California have now arrested Sherra Wright-Thompson, Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, in connection with his death, according to the Commercial Appeal.

She has been charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first-degree murder, Memphis police Director Michael Rallings said in announcing the charges Saturday.

Sherra Wright-Robinson's arrest on Friday in Wright's death.

Wright's body was later discovered on July 28, 2010, in a field near Hacks Cross and Winchester. He had been shot multiple times.

Memphis Police say its gang unit received information about Wright's death in May or June of this year.

Then, on December 5, Billy R. Turner was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to Wright's death. He pleaded not guilty. It's been reported Turner and Sherra Wright attended the same church, but their exact relationship is unclear.

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The Commercial Appeal reported on August 1, 2010, Memphis police searched his ex-wife's home and found burned pieces of metal and a letter addressed to her and Lorenzen Wright, but law enforcement refused to divulge what those items meant to the case.

His mother, Deborah Marion, told the Commercial Appeal that she believes money was a motivating factor for Sherra, citing her son's $1million life insurance policy.

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

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.

Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left in a auto with a person she could not identify. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.

His body was found ten days later in a wooded area covered in bullets. An ESPN report confirms Sherra Wright-Robinson has been charged with first-degree murder.

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