By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested and charged with his murder. Sherra Wright-Robinson was charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of Wright in California.
Her arrest comes on the heels of 46-year-old Billy Turner being arrested ten days ago. Turner was charged with first-degree murder after an indictment in Memphis, Tennessee.
Last month, the law enforcement authorities found the gun used in Wright’s murder in Walnut, Mississippi. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings insists these two people are not the only one involved.
He insists the police are ‘still looking for other people in the investigation.’
Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, believes that the reason for the killing was Wright’s $1 million life insurance policy.
Wright-Robinson was also charged with conspiracy and criminal attempt first-degree murder. The authorities believe that Wright-Robinson and Turner attempted to kill Wright before.
“We looked through this case and we did one thing, we followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright,” Memphis Police Major Darren Goods said on Saturday. “We wanted to investigate it as if it had just happened. We went to the crime scene and walked in Lorenzen’s final steps.”
The authorities called this ‘Operation Rebound.’
“We coined this case ‘Operation Rebound’ and the basketball connection is undeniable,” Goods said. “Lorenzen Wright was a homegrown young man. He played basketball in this city, came back to play professional basketball in this city and he lost his life in this city.
“In basketball, a rebound gives you a chance to win the game. This will give us a second chance to bring closure to this case and give the grieving family some relief.”
Wright-Robinson was arrested in Riverside County, California and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Turner was previously a deacon at Mt. Olive No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville, where Wright-Robinson was a previous member.
“Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! They got her! They got her,” Marion said to a reporter before midnight. “They need to bury her.”
After attending Memphis and being a first-round pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, he played for five teams in his NBA career from 1996-97 through 2008-09. He played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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