Huge update in NBA star Lorenzen Wright's murder case after his decomposed body found in field riddled with bullets

THE ex-wife of murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright has been denied an early release from prison after plotting his killing.

Sherra Wright was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to plotting the murder of the retired athlete, whose decomposed body was found in a field in 2010.

The Tennessee Board of Parole denied Sherra's release despite two of her children giving statements on her behalf and her arguments that she has been behaving well in prison.

Lorenzen's mother Deborah Marion spoke to the board against Sherra's release, saying she should serve the full sentence.

Sherra will next be considered for parole in May, 2027.

Lorenzen Wright played for a total of 13 seasons after being drafted seventh overall in the 1996 draft.

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He went missing on the night of July 18, 2010, after leaving his ex-wife's home in Tennesee.

Ten days later, Wright's body was found decomposing in a secluded, field area near a local golf course.

A seven-year investigation followed, before three suspects were eventually taken into custody: his ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson, her landscaper Billy Ray Turner, and her cousin Jimmie Martin.

Jimmie Martin testified that his cousin Sherra Wright-Robinson recruited him and Billy Ray Turner to kill Lorenzen Wright.

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The two allegedly went to his Atlanta apartment with guns, broke into the apartment, but didn't find Wright there, so they left.

Then, Sherra Wright-Robinson allegedly hatched another plan with Billy Ray Turner, in which Lorenzen would meet an alleged drug dealer, and then he would be attacked.

According to Martin, Sherra told him that she and Turner ambushed and chased Lorenzen Wright after she lured him to the field.

Wright had jumped a fence and tried to run away before they shot him.

Sherra claimed at first that Lorenzen was killed in a drug deal gone wrong, until July 2019, when she pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitation of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars.

Martin was also being tried for the alleged murder of his girlfriend; he received immunity in the Wright case.

As for Billy Ray Turner, on March 21, 2022, a 12-person jury deliberated for about two hours before it found Billy Ray Turner guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy in Wright's death.

Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee sentenced Turner to life in prison.

According to Wright's mother, she believes that his ex-wife killed him for his $1million life insurance policy, which was in place to take care of his six children if anything ever happened to him.

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Sherra quickly went through the $1million following his death.

Their children include Lorenzen Wright Jr., Loren Wright, twins Lamar and Shamar Wright, Sofia Wright, and Lawson Wright.

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