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Ex-Wife Of Murdered Former Clipper Arrested

17 December, 2017, 01:40 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Sherra Wright Robinson and Billy Turner

On Friday, Sherra Wright, ex-wife of slain former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright, was reportedly arrested in California and charged in connection with his murder in 2010, according to a report from Katie Fretland and Marc Perrusquia of The Commercial Appeal.

And there had always been talk about Wright-Robinson's potential involvement in her ex-husband's death, starting when the police searched her home in August 2010 and found burned pieces of metal and remnants of a letter addressed to her and Wright in an outside firepit.

Investigators found the alleged murder weapon in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi on November 9th of this year.

However, The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, citing unidentified sources and a family member, said the arrest was in connection with Lorenzen Wright's killing in 2010. "We wanted to investigate it as if it had just happened".

Shara Wright was arrested on Friday evening by federal marshals on a fugitive warrant.

Sherra Wright-Robinson was charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder, the Memphis Police Department said Saturday. "We followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright", Major Darren Goods says.


His mother, Deborah Marion, told the that she believes money was a motivating factor for Sherra, citing her son's $1million life insurance policy. His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds and the case became one of Memphis Police's most high-profile unsolved.

The 34-year-old basketball star, who played for five NBA teams over 13 seasons from 1996 to 2009, was reported missing 10 days prior.

Turner was indicted December 5 on a first-degree murder charge.

Wright was questioned about her involvement by Sports Illustrated in 2015 as part of a collaborative effort by the magazine and Fox Sports 1.

After a pause, she responded, "At first, I'm a wife, then I'm a mother, and then thirdly I'm an author. The law enforcement should do what's best to find who's the killer".

Wright-Robinson has a court date in Riverside Monday.

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