Sherra Wright And Lorenzen Wright Murder Case
A new turn has evolved in the Sherra Wright and Lorenzen Wright Murder case. The Tennessee Board of Parole said Monday that Wright's ex-wife would not be given early release from prison.
She was sentenced to a 30-year prison term after pleading guilty to arranging the former NBA player's 2010 murder.
Former NBA player, Wright was last seen soon before midnight on July 18, 2010, when visiting his children at his ex-residence wife's in Collierville, near Memphis.
Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, pleaded guilty to charges of facilitation to commit first-degree murder and facilitation to commit attempted first-degree murder. Lorenzen Wright was found dead in a wooded area in July 2010. https://t.co/A81AlE6Gtp— CNN (@CNN) July 25, 2019
When gunshots were heard during his 911 call on July 19, 2010, Wright is thought to have been murdered. Nine days later, his corpse was discovered in a forested location near southeast Memphis.
Wright was murdered in July 2010, but his killer was not apprehended for another seven years. Sherra Wright, the player's ex-wife, and Billy Ray Turner were arrested in December 2017 after the investigation went cold for seven years.
Sherra pled guilty to first-degree murder facilitation and attempted first-degree murder facilitation in 2019. She received a 30-year term in return for her guilty plea.
Turner was convicted guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and conspiracy three years later after a jury deliberated for three hours.
Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, told CNN affiliate WMC-TV that the verdict gave the family closure. She was, however, asserting her innocence and accusing her cousin, Jimmie Martin, of murdering the former Memphis basketball star.
Martin was not interviewed for the ESPN documentary, which The Commercial Appeal read before it aired. Wright's murder is the subject of an hour-long ESPN special.
Lorenzen and Sherra's twin sons Lamar and Shamar discuss their recollections of their parents, living through the aftermath of their father's death. And their collegiate basketball careers at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the episode "A Murder In Memphis."
They told the sports network that they feel their mother is innocent of their father's murder 12 years ago.