— $32,000 for a Cadillac Escalade; $26,000 for a Lexus; $69,000 on an assortment of furniture; $11,750 for a trip to New York; $339,000 to buy and
improve a new house; $7,100 for a deposit on a swimming pool; $5,000 for lawn equipment; $277 for dinner and a movie; $34,000 on lawyers, within 10 months. After a judge stated it was for her to support her six children with Lorenzen.
Sherra Wright-Robinson, the ex-wife of basketball star Lorenzen Wright, has been arrested on charges related to his murder.
Officials with the Riverside County, Calif. Sheriff’s Office say Wright-Robinson was booked late Friday night.
Wright-Robinson was indicted for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, criminal attempt first-degree murder and first-degree murder, Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings said Saturday.
“Another piece of the puzzle is in place,” Rallings said.
The arrest comes just two weeks after 46-year-old Billy R. Turner was indicted on first-degree murder charges for Wright’s 2010 death.
“Now we got her,” said Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Wright, on Saturday morning.
Marion said Saturday she thought Wright-Robinson had been involved in her son’s death for years.
“If she can’t have him can’t nobody can have him, plus she wanted him gone and wanted the money,” she said when asked what she thought Wright’s possible motive could have been.
“Job well done. That’s it. It ain’t over yet.”
Law enforcement agents said they did not have a timetable when Wright-Robinson would be extradited from California to Memphis.
The investigation into Wright’s death was called Operation Rebound, said Major Darren Goods with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, who helped lead the investigation.
Information pointed to a lake in Walnut, Mississippi that had previously been searched, Goods said. Another search was made with a dive team in November, yielding the murder weapon that led to Billy Ray Turner and Sherra Wright-Robinson as suspects.
The two had attended church together in Collierville.
Wright’s body was found in a swampy field in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010, 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.
Prosecutors and police have declined to say much about the case. Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake near the small town of Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles east of Memphis.
Lorenzen Wright, who was born and raised in Memphis, played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other NBA teams as a forward and center over 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.