Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife was arrested.
On Friday, Sherra Wright, ex-wife of slain former NBA 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.
Police charged Wright with first degree murder, conspiracy and criminal attempt first degree murder. The conspiracy to commit murder charge stems from an early attempt to kill the former NBA star.
The Commercial Appeal detailed what happened the night of Wright’s death:
The body of Lorenzen Wright, 34, was found badly decomposed in southeast Memphis in July 2010, and investigators found evidence of shell casings from different calibers at the scene. He apparently called 911 shortly after midnight on July 19, 2010, from a field near TPC Southwind golf course.
Nine gunshots were reportedly heard on the 911 call.
The alleged murder weapon was recovered from a Mississippi lake in November, and the recent testimony of Billy R. Turner, a former deacon at the church Wright attended, led to the arrest of his ex-wife.