Did you know that the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright
has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis?
Did you know that Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra
Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of
Lorenzen Wright, who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward
and center in the NBA?
Did you know that Police and federal marshals in
Riverside County, California, arrested
46-year-old Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice
warrant, online records show?
Did you know that Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28,
2010 — 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing?
Did you know that Wright the seven-year investigation into his death has been one
of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases?
Did you know that the case had a break earlier this month, when Billy R. Turner was
indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright’s death?
Did you know that media reports have said Turner, a
landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church?
Did you know that Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing
of Wright in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east
“The weapon was key,” Rallings said.
The District Attorney’s office said the first attempt at killing
Wright occurred between April and July 2010 and involved Turner
traveling to Wright’s home near Atlanta. The indictment says Sherra
Wright and Turner acquired firearms and recruited a co-conspirator, who
was not named.
Rallings said police are looking at other people in the investigation.
Did you know that Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life
insurance policy but she agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute
over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six
children, The Commercial Appeal has reported?
Did you In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of
Germantown received a call from Wright’s cellphone, dispatchers
acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was
Did you know that Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville
police on July 22, 2010?
Did you know that Wright’s mother accused Collierville 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?
Did you know that Wright’s
body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer,
which was complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated
in the heat?
Did you know that Wright autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in
Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm?
Now if you didn’t know, now you know…
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