Former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Arrested for his Murder

Kristopher Nichols
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.

MPD confirmed with what FOX13 reported Friday night that Sherra Wright was arrested in her Riverside, California home Friday night. The then 34-year-old was shot multiple times.

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

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. Turner has pleaded not guilty. It's been reported Turner and Sherra Wright attended the same church, but their exact relationship is unclear.

Deputy Michael Vasquez, a Sheriff's Department spokesman, said he did not know what charge Wright faces.

The Commercial Appeal reported on August 1, 2010, Memphis police searched his ex-wife's home and found burned pieces of metal and a letter addressed to her and Lorenzen Wright, but law enforcement refused to divulge what those items meant to the case.

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

Before he left, She said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to 'flip something for $110,000, ' the document said.

During the investigation police uncovered an emergency call placed from Wright's mobile phone in which 11 gunshots can be heard.

Dispatchers didn't alert police because they weren't sure it came from their jurisdiction. They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.

Sherra Wright, 46, has been charged with being a fugitive of justice, first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.

Wright, who had bullet fragments lodged in his skull, chest, and right forearm, was found in a field near the woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat.

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