• Arrest made in NBA star Lorenzen Wright's murder 7 years after his death

    By: Zach Crenshaw , Scott Madaus, Fox13Memphis


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Tennessee authorities have made an arrest in the 2010 murder of former NBA star Lorenzen Wright. 

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    Investigators charged a man identified as Billy Turner, 46, Tuesday morning with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Wright, according to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office.

    Billy R. Turner (CMG-Memphis)

    Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010 when he left the home of his ex-wife. The next day police received a phone call from Wright's cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to the D.A.

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

    The star athlete, then 34, had been shot multiple times. 

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

    Authorites said the investigation is ongoing.

    There is no word yet on when Turner is scheduled for arraignment. 



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