Suspects tried a few times to kill National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright

Suspects tried a few times to kill National Basketball Association star Lorenzen Wright”

Now, Wright's ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson (seen at left above), was arrested Friday night in Riverside, California and charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder, with the attempted murder charge revolving around a prior attempt to kill Wright. Olive No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church, where Wright's ex-wife was a former member.

The police in Riverside County, Calif., arrested Sherra Wright on Friday night on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show. Sherra Wright-Robinson also was charged with attempted murder because of a previous attempt on his life.

The alleged murder weapon was recovered from a MS lake in November, and the recent testimony of Billy R. Turner, a former deacon at the church Wright attended, led to the arrest of his ex-wife. "We wanted to investigate it as if it had just happened".

Lorenzen Wright's murder remained one of Memphis police's highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in MS last month.

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"We coined this case "Operation Rebound" and the basketball connection is undeniable", Goods said, according to the Commercial Appeal. In November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found what is believed to be the murder weapon in a lake in Mississippi. The then-34-year-old had been reported missing 10 days before authorities found his corpse, and until recently, the seven-year investigation remained an unsolved, high profile case. He apparently called 911 shortly after midnight on July 19, 2010 from a field near TPC Southwind golf course. Wright's mother confronted him in court last week as he was arraigned. The two have six children together. Wright was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis, and prior to the December 5 arrest of a man named Billy Turner, it seemed like the investigation had gone cold.

The spending spree included several hundred thousand on a lavish home, $11,750 for a trip to NY, $69,000 on furniture, tens of thousands of dollars on a Cadillac Escalade and a Lexus, and a $7,100 deposit on a swimming pool.

As for Wright's mother, she couldn't have been more thrilled to hear the news. He had earned more than $55 million during his career.

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