Ex-wife of murdered National Basketball Association player Wright arrested

Image Mug shot of Sherra Wright

Ex-wife of murdered National Basketball Association player Wright arrested

Sherra Wright was arrested in Riverside on Friday night and charged with first-degree murder, court records show. It was later revealed that Turner was a deacon at a church where Sherra Wright was a minister.

The arrest of Wright-Robinson is the second tied to what's believed to be Wright's murder. "They got her! They got her!"

Deborah Marion, Lorenzen's mother, spoke with FOX13 late Friday night.

Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband's body was found.

Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, said authorities told her Wright-Robinson would be charged with first-degree murder, the same charge that was filed against Billy Ray Turner, who was arrested on December 5.

Authorities said Wright's remains were so badly decomposed after laying in the July heat for nine days it was impossible to say how many times he was shot or even how many people shot him.

Lorenzen, 34, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and was last seen on July 18, 2010, after he left the home of ex-wife.

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Lorenzen Wright's body was found with bullet fragments in his skull, right forearm and his chest.

Sherra Wright is pictured crying at the memorial service for her dead ex-husband in August 2010.

As for Wright's mother, she couldn't have been more thrilled to hear the news. She said she got a call from Memphis police about 10 p.m. and went down with her family to police headquarters.

In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright's cellphone.

The seven-year investigation has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases in the death of Wright, who played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other National Basketball Association teams as a forward and center in 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.

For his career, Wright, a 6-foot-11 center, averaged 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Born and raised in Memphis, he 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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