Ex-Wife Of Lorenzen Wright Arrested, Charged With His Murder

Anita Tucker
December 17, 2017

A news conference Saturday morning detailed the charges against Sherra Wright-Robinson, the ex-wife of slain National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright.

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.

She was arrested in her Riverside, California home Friday night.

On July 28, 2010, Lorenzen Wright's body was discovered in a field; riddled with bullet holes-the result of being shot multiple times.

Lorenzen Wright's murder remained one of Memphis police's highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in MS last month.

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Last week, a man named Billy Turner (seen at right above) was arrested in Colliersville, Tennessee, where Wright lived, and charged with first-degree murder in the Wright case. Turner, 46, pleaded not guilty. It's been reported Turner and Sherra Wright attended the same church, but their exact relationship is unclear. Some questioned why she had a fire the night Wright disappeared, which was on one of the hottest days of the year, and there was talk about her walking around their neighborhood shouting on a cell phone and demanding money. They began to "follow the evidence" and it lead to Friday with the arrest of Sherra Wright-Robinson. In November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found what is believed to be the murder weapon in a lake in Mississippi. Wright was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis, and prior to the December 5 arrest of a man named Billy Turner, it seemed like the investigation had gone cold. "The law enforcement should do what's best to find who's the killer".

Wright-Robinson had divorced the father of her six children months before his murder and was $3 million in debt, according to her own divorce lawyer at the time.

As for Wright's mother, she couldn't have been more thrilled to hear the news.

Wright-Robinson also said she was "90 percent done" with a sequel to "Mr. Tell Me Anything". Indeed, Wright-Robinson, who by then had remarried, said "99.99 percent" of the book involves true stories from her life with Wright.

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