National Basketball Association player's ex-wife charged in his murder

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The case had a break earlier this month, when Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge December 5 in Wright's death.

Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was arrested. Turner was arrested December 5 and faces the same charges as Wright.

(Count 3) between April 1, 2010, and July 17, 2010, attempted to unlawfully, intentionally and with premeditation kill Lorenzen Wright, acquired firearms to commit the act, recruited an unindicted co-conspirator to help them and, on the part of Turner, travelled to Lorenzen Wright's home outside of Atlanta to commit the offense. He had been shot numerous times, as bullet fragments were found in his head, chest and right forearm. Wright's playing weight was around 225 pounds. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010.

Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left in a auto with a person she could not identify. Marion said Friday after receiving word that her former daughter-in-law had been arrested.

She said he left her home in a vehicle with a person she could not identify. During the investigation, it emerged that a 911 call had been received from his cellphone early in the morning of July 19, but dispatchers didn't notify police until eight days later, even though gunshots could be heard on the call.

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"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 during a news conference Saturday.

The affidavit said she 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. Wright, who was 34-years-old, was discovered 10 days after he was initially reported missing.

Wright, who was a Memphis native, played for five team over 13 seasons, including for the Cavaliers. He averaged 8 points per game and more than 6 rebounds per game during his career.

Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues.

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