Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife arrested in connection with his murder

Relatives of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pray during a candlelight vigil in his honor on Thursday

The seven-year investigation into Wright's death has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases.

The 34-year-old, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, went missing on July 18, 2010 after leaving his ex-wife's home. An ESPN report confirms Sherra Wright-Robinson has been charged with first-degree murder.

The superseding indictment adds some detail to what prosecutors and investigators believe led to Lorenzen Wright's death in July 2010. In November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found what is believed to be the murder weapon in a lake in Mississippi.

The alleged murder weapon was recovered from a MS 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. Turner, a landscaper and resident of the Memphis suburb of Collierville, has pleaded not guilty.

The ex-wife of a slain National Basketball Association player has been arrested in connection to his murder, according to reports.

Wright-Robinson had told the Commercial Appeal in 2015 that police did not consider her a suspect in her ex-husband's murder, an assertion police disputed. "They said Sherra and Billy Turner previously tried to kill Wright".




Lorenzen Wright's former personal assistant also claimed she had audio tapes that show Sherra Wright made threatening comments about her ex-husband. In the clip, Wright-Robinson is directly asked if she had any involvement with her late husband's killing and seems to avoid the question entirely. "I'm a mother. I'm a wife".

Wright-Robinson published a book, "Mr. Tell Me Anything". Media reports have said he and Sherra Wright attended the same church.

Sherra Wright-Robinson, 46, was taken into custody in California's Riverside County around 8:30 p.m. local time on Friday. "The law enforcement should do what's best to find who's the killer".

Wright, who was 34 at the time of his death, was selected with the seventh overall pick of the 1996 National Basketball Association draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lorenzen Wright's mother Deborah Marion, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper that a police official told her Wright-Robinson will be charged with first-degree murder, the same charge Turner faces. That's when his body was found in a field by Callis Cutoff Road near Hacks Cross and Winchester in southeast Memphis.

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