Years ago

Former NBA player's body found in Memphis

The body of former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright has been uncovered by police in the woods in Southeast Memphis.

Wright was reported as missing since July 19, when he left for Memphis to visit friends and his 6 children.

Wright was believed to be carrying some amount of cash when he was last seen July 19 in Memphis, and a Collierville police report released Wednesday raised concerns he may be the victim of foul play.

Full article can be found HERE

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Years ago

Saw he was missing the other day and wished the best. Very sad.

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Not good. sounds like he was shot more than a dozen times...

Some possible grisly details are beginning to emerge in the investigation of the death of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Matt Stone, the sports director at the Fox affiliate in Memphis, Tweeted that preliminary reports have come into the station indicating that Wright had been shot at least a dozen times.

Memphis police have still yet to make an official comment regarding the investigation. According to The Commercial Appeal, a law enforcement source has confirmed that Wright's body was found in a wooded area in the southeast section of Memphis. Wright's uncle, Curtis Wright, also told the Associated Press that authorities had contacted Wright's father, Herb Wright.


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Yeah i just saw that of Foxsport US. Very sad

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Some possible grisly details

In Memphis? Nice pun.

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As was always suspected Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife has pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder of him.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright agreed to a deal Thursday in which she pleads guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder and receives a 30-year prison sentence.

Sherra Wright entered the plea during a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court.

Judge Lee Coffee said Sherra Wright would be eligible for parole once she served 30% of her sentence, which would be around nine years.

Lorenzen Wright's body was found in a swampy field in Memphis in July 2010. He had been missing for 10 days before his body was found riddled with bullet wounds. Sherra Wright and co-defendant Billy Turner were charged with first-degree murder and had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 16.

Turner, a landscaper in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Witnesses said Sherra Wright masterminded a plan to have two men kill Lorenzen Wright at his home in Atlanta, but that attempt failed, according to an affidavit read by a prosecutor in a previous court hearing. She and Turner then conspired to kill him in Memphis, authorities have said.

There was a documentary on Channel Ten recently about Wright's still unsolved murder and who the chief suspect still was after she was arrested again. It took nearly ten years but they finally got her.

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Old news

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