Man Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Lorenzen Wright

Man Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Lorenzen Wright

A Shelby County man has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of Lorenzen Wright, the basketball standout whose body was found in 2010 and whose slaying has remained a mystery for years, according to a document.

One of the most infamous unsolved cases in Memphis sports history just took a step toward resolution.

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

The Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County District Attorney's Office held a news conference Tuesday afternoon on Turner's arrest.

Wright's body was found on July 28, 2010 in a field in Memphis.

From 2010: The tribute to former Memphis star Lorenzen Wright.

Wright, who played for both the Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis Tigers, was killed in July 2010. She later told police that she believed Wright was carrying a large amount of cash at the time of his disappearance. After making a phone cal, he left the home in a vehicle driven by an unknown person. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 - nine days after he left her house for the last time.

Wright called for help on his cell phone shortly after midnight on July 19, and as many as 11 gunshots can be heard on the tape.

Turner was indicted Tuesday morning, and the investigation is ongoing. Authorities said that only 22 tips had come in, and Crime Stoppers Executive Director Buddy Chapman said at the time that they weren't substantive. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright's skull, chest and right forearm.

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