Suspects tried a couple of times to kill National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright

Erica Murray
December 17, 2017

An arrest was made in the 2010 murder of former journeyman big man Lorenzen Wright earlier this month.

The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 - nine days after he left her house for the last time.

Fox 13 reports Sherra Wright was arrested Friday at her home in California on suspicion of first-degree murder. "We wanted to investigate it as if it had just happened".

There was a break in the high-profile cold case when the gun used to murder Wright was found in a MS lake.

Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other National Basketball Association teams as a forward and center in 13 seasons before he retired in 2009.

Things developed quickly from there, as December 12 brought the indictment of Billy R. Turner on first-degree murder charges related to Wright's killing. ESPN stated Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found the murder weapon in a MS lake based on a tip they received. "We followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright", Major Darren Goods says.

The then-34-year-old had been reported missing 10 days before authorities found his corpse, and until recently, the seven-year investigation remained an unsolved, high profile case. That call was cut short by gunfire.

In 2014, Wright-Robinson agreed to a confidential settlement in a dispute in Circuit Court over how she spent $1M in insurance meant to benefit their six children.

"I'm first a wife", Wright-Robinson answered.

Sherra Wright, ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright, cries during a memorial service honoring the life of Lorenzen Wright in 2010. Turner remains in custody in the Shelby County Jail.

The spending spree included several hundred thousand on a lavish home, $11,750 for a trip to NY, $69,000 on furniture, tens of thousands of dollars on a Cadillac Escalade and a Lexus, and a $7,100 deposit on a swimming pool.

She said he left her home in a vehicle with a person she could not identify. He had earned more than $55 million during his career.

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