In a truly shocking turn of events, the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, has been charged in connection with his 2010 murder.
Sherra Wright was arrested in Riverside, California on Friday night.
She has been charged with first-degree murder.
Court records show Wright was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant.
Sherra was asked about the death of her husband in a 2015 interview for Sports Illustrated project, ‘Who Killed Lorenzen Wright?’
Sherra said: ‘I’m a wife, a mother and an author. I let people do what they’re good at doing and I’m just gonna do what I’m good at doing.’
The arrest comes after Billy Turner, 46, was arrested on December 5 and charged with Wright’s murder.
Turner is being held on $1million bail. He has not entered a plea.
During his arraignment, Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, shouted at him: ‘How could you have murdered my son?’
Wright’s heartbroken mother told the Commercial Appeal that she believes her former daughter-in-law killed her son for money.
Lorenzen had a $1million life insurance policy.
Wright’s body was found in a swampy field outside of Memphis on July 28, 2010 – 10 days after the he was reported missing.
The 34-year-old had been shot multiple times. Because his body was found in the height of summer, the corpse was badly decomposed.
Investigators believe key evidence likely deteriorated in the heat.
When Lorenzen’s was found he weighed just 57 pounds. Wright’s playing weight was around 225 pounds.
An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm.
The father of six was last seen on July 18, 2010, as he left the home of his ex-wife, Sherra.
According to an affidavit, Sherra told police she saw Wright leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs.
Before he left, she claims she overheard him on the telephone telling someone that he was going to ‘flip something for $110,000,’ the document said.
She claimed he left her home in a car with a person she could not identify.
On July 19, 2010, authorities received a 911 call from Wright’s cell phone – before the call was dropped, the dispatcher heard what sounded like gunshots.
Wright’s mother filed a missing person’s report on July 22.
The seven-year investigation into Wright’s death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.
The 6-foot-11 Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other NBA teams as a forward and center over 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.
He averaged 8 points per game and more than 6 rebounds per game during his career.
Lorenzen Wright was born and raised in Memphis.
He was loved by fans thanks to his charity work and fondness of the youth,