More than a half a dozen police cars surrounded the Memphis home of Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife’s, Sherra Wright, now a suspect in his murder. On Sunday, August 1, 2010, detectives searched inside and out for clues into the murder of Wright’s ex-husband, a former Atlanta Hawk, Memphis Tiger and Memphis Grizzlies.
Wright split his time between Atlanta and Memphis.
The bullet-riddled body of the NBA free agent was found in a field in Southeast Memphis on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. His mother reported Wright missing on July 22nd, saying she suspected foul play. Sherra Wright was the last person to see him alive, telling the authorites she saw him leave her house in Collierville on July 18th.
In another twist to the story, Wright’s attorney says Sherra Wright was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was murdered.
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