Man arrested in 2010 murder of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright

Man arrested in 2010 murder of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright

Man arrested in 2010 murder of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright

The 2010 murder of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright had gone unsolved for many years.

Because of the grisly nature of the crime and Wright's celebrity, the case was considered among the highest profile unsolved mysteries in Memphis history.

Lorenzen's remains were found in a wooded area on July 28, 2010.

Before he disappeared, Wright was at the home of his ex-wife, Sherra Robinson Wright.

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Last month, one of the guns police think was used to kill Wright was found in a MS lake.

Turner, who was apprehended by authorities on Tuesday, was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Wright in 2010, as Katie Fretland, Daniel Connolly, Linda A. Moore and Yolanda Jones of The Commercial Appeal report.

Wright, a 6-foot-11 Memphis native, University of Memphis standout and 13-year professional player, was last heard from on July 19, 2010, during a 911 call to a dispatcher in Germantown, Tenn., shortly after midnight. He averaged 8 points per game and more than 6 rebounds per game during his career. Later she told authorities that she saw him leave with drugs and money. 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". "We said many times that we had never stopped investigating". Soon after, police offered a $21,000 reward for information about the case.

Dispatchers said they didn't alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn't confirm it came from their jurisdiction. 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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