Man Charged in 2010 Murder of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright

07 December, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Ora Austin
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Billy Turner, 46, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Memphis, The Commerical Appeal reported.

A man named Billy Turner has been arrested and charged for the murder of Lorenzen Wright . over 7 years after the National Basketball Association vet was shot and killed in a Memphis suburb. and we have the mug shot.

Authorities confirmed last month they had found a gun believed to have been used in Wright's killing in a lake in the Walnut, Mississippi, area.

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One of the most infamous unsolved cases in Memphis sports history just took a step toward resolution. "You gotta pray for what you want and that's what I did". He retired in 2009 with a career average of 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Former NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found.

His ex-wife, Sherra Robinson, told authorities that he left the home on July 18 with drugs and $110K. According to a Memphis police affidavit, Robinson Wright told police that her ex-husband made a phone call in which he said he was going to "flip something for $110,000". Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped. Soon after, police offered a $21,000 reward for information about the case. "They said they found the murder weapon". Authorities in Collierville were accused 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. When Wright was found, the former athlete had two gunshot wounds in his head, two bullets in his chest and bullet fragments in his forearm.

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