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.
The 6-foot-11 Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other National Basketball Association teams as a forward and center over 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.
The body of Wright, 34, was found badly decomposed in southeast Memphis in July 2010, The Commercial Appeal said. He was shot multiple times.
A National Basketball Association player's body was found in a field in Memphis, Tennessee, more than seven years ago.
Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge on December 5 in Wright's death. Turner, a landscaper and resident of the Memphis suburb of Collierville, has pleaded not guilty.
Ex-wife charged with murdering National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright
While Mathes said she "didn't have any motive to kill because he had no money", her former mother-in-law believes Sherra was driven by her son's $1 million life insurance policy, FOX13 reported. "We followed the evidence and the evidence led us to Billy Turner and Sherra Wright", Major Darren Goods says.
Deputy Michael Vasquez, a Sheriff's Department spokesman, said he did not know what charge Wright faces. Recently, though, the murder weapon was found and progress has been made on the case.
"I'm a mother. I'm a wife". Former L.A. Clipper Lorenzen Wright was murdered seven years ago. "The law enforcement should do what's best to find out who's the killer".
In the clip, Wright-Robinson is directly asked if she had any involvement with her late husband's killing and seems to avoid the question entirely.
Wright starred at the University of Memphis and was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers as the seventh overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.
It's not clear if there's a tie between Wright's ex-wife and the landscaper.
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