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Suspect charged with murder of Lorenzen Wright

Suspect charged with murder of Lorenzen Wright

Tennessee authorities have made an arrest in the 2010 murder of former Atlanta Hawks player Lorenzen Wright. Wright, who played 13 years in the National Basketball Association, was a standout big man at Memphis.

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.

It wasn't until last month that authorities confirmed they seized a gun believed to be used in the murder of Wright.

Wright suffered personal and financial difficulties after his playing career ended in 2009. He was 34 years old.




Born and raised in Memphis, he was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues.

Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to 'flip something for $110,000, ' the document said. Wright departed her home around 10:30 p.m. with drugs and an unspecified amount of money and left in a vehicle driven by an unidentified person. He had been living in Atlanta, but in July 2010 visited Memphis. The next day, police received a phone call from Wright's cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to Shelby County District Attorney's Office. That person reportedly heard gunshots before the call was dropped. "They said they found the murder weapon". They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.

Wright had called 911 on the night of the killing looking for help, but authorities were unable to pinpoint the location of the call or where the crime was committed. Wright's deteriorated body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer - which complicated the investigation. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in his skull, chest and right forearm. His corpse weighed 57 pounds.


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