Man arrested for the murder of National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright


Ten days later, police found Wright's badly-decomposed, bullet-riddled body in the woods in southeast Memphis along with shell casings from different caliber guns.

The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County District Attorney's office held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Turner, 46, had been indicted and charged with the 1st-degree murder of Wright.

His ex-wife, Sherra Robinson, told authorities that he left the home on July 18 with drugs and $110K.

The case received a boost on November 9 of this year when police in Mississippi found what they suspect to be the murder weapon in a lake about 75 miles southeast of Memphis in Walnut, Mississippi.

The years-long mystery of who killed former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright may be a step closer to being solved. He was shot multiple times. 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". He retired in 2009 with a career average of 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left her home in a vehicle with a person she could not identify.

Wright called 911 from his cellphone from a field near the TPC Southwind golf course minutes after midnight on July 19, 2010. Authorities said they heard a man cursing, followed by number gunshots on the call, according to The New York Times. They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later. "She's hoping to find an answer", Governor Bill Haslam said. His body was then found several days later, with the details of his death remaining a mystery until now.