Lorenzen Wright’s Ex-Wife Pleads Not Guilty To His Murder

    Almost eight years ago, the NBA and extended family were left in shock and sadness at the murder of Lorenzen Wright. Though there were rumors about a drug deal gone bad, nothing solid emerged early in the investigation.

    Who killed Lorenzen Wright? | Part 1 of 3 | Sports Illustrated

    After the body of 34-year-old basketball star Lorenzen Wright was found, Memphis Police took over the investigation, confirming Wright was shot multiple times. To this day, it still remains a mystery of who killed Lorenzen Wright. #WHOKILLEDWRIGHT Subscribe to http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players.

    Wright was missing for 10 days before his body was found on July 28, 2010. He was shot multiple times, with the autopsy showing bullet fragments that were lodged in his skull, chest and right forearm.

    It took almost a decade, but police finally got a break in the case last year with information about Wrights ex-wife, Sherra Wright, and Billy Turner, a landscaper for the family who attended the same church as Sherra. 

    She received $1 million from her ex-husbands life insurance policy and agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Memphis Commercial Appeal has reported.

    Who Killed Lorenzen Wright? | Part 2 Of 3 | Sports Illustrated

    After the body of 34-year-old basketball star Lorenzen Wright was found, Memphis Police took over the investigation, confirming Wright was shot multiple times. To this day, it still remains a mystery of who killed Lorenzen Wright. #WHOKILLEDWRIGHT Subscribe to http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players.

    Sherra pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder charges in Lorenzen’s death. Turner plead not guilty as well.

    Prosecutors could announce at the next hearing whether they plan to seek the death penalty. Law enforcement stated this was actually the second time Turner and Wright attempted to murder Lozenzen, the first occurring near Atlanta.

    Ex-wife charged in murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright

    A tip led to the discovery of the alleged murder weapon and the arrest of Wright’s ex-wife, who is being charged with first-degree murder in the killing seven years ago.

    Turner was indicted Dec. 5, and Wright was indicted less than two weeks later. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.

    Who Killed Lorenzen Wright | Part 3 Of 3 | Sports Illustrated

    After the body of 34-year-old basketball star Lorenzen Wright was found, Memphis Police took over the investigation, confirming Wright was shot multiple times. To this day, it still remains a mystery of who killed Lorenzen Wright. #WHOKILLEDWRIGHT Subscribe to http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players.

    Police said they got a break in the case when a gun used in the killing was found in November in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Memphis.