Lorenzen Wright wife obituary and murder of Sherra Wright Robinson
The Tennessee Parole Board said Monday that Lorenzen Wright ex-wife will not be eligible for parole after pleading guilty to plotting the assassination of the former NBA star in 2010 and receiving a 30-year term.
Sherr Wright, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of her ex-husband in July 2019, was denied parole by the board. In an email to The Associated Press, board spokesman Dustin Kruger said the decision was reached after three out of seven board members decided to refuse her parole due to the seriousness of her offence.
On May 11, Sherr Wright appeared in court for a parole hearing at the Nashville prison where she is being kept. Wright stated that she did well in her post-release training and that she had a support structure in place to assist her once she was freed. Her two children are the ones that speak for her.
Deborah Marion, Lorenzen Wright mother, and others have spoken out against her early release. Sherra Wright Robinson, she suggested, should get the whole 30-year term.
Shera Wright agreed to the hearing on the basis of a “safety valve” date, which is the earliest potential release date for some offenders under an executive order addressing prison overpopulation. According to the Tennessee Department of Justice, she was given more than three years of credit for her military service.
Barrett Ritchie, a board member, presided over the hearing and advised the board to refuse parole. The date of her next parole hearing is set for May 2027.
Lorenzen Wright assassination is one of Memphis’ most well-known homicides. On July 28, 2010, his decaying corpse was discovered in a marsh near east Memphis, covered with bullet wounds. Before his corpse was discovered, the 34-year-old father of six had been missing for many days.
Wright, a 6-foot-11 centre from Memphis, spent 13 seasons in the NBA before retiring following the 2008-2009 season.
In December 2017, more than seven years after the deaths, Billy Ray Turner and Sherra Wright were charged with first-degree murder. Turner believed he was innocent and stood trial, despite her stunning plea to the lesser charge of aiding and abetting murder. In March, he was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
During the trial, no motive was revealed, however prosecutors said the killer was envious and greedy. Sherr Wright acquired $1 million from her ex-life husband’s insurance policy and resolved a court case in 2014 about how she used the money that was meant to help her six children.