Sherra Wright and Billy Turner are set to be back in court for the case where they are both accused of being involved in the 2010 death of Wright’s ex-husband, NBA star Lorenzen Wright. Watch the hearing live in the player above.
Lorenzen Wright, who played in the NBA from 1996 until 2009, disappeared in July 2010 and was found dead days later with multiple gunshot wounds. The case was cold for seven years until Sherra Wright was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, along with Turner. They also face attempted first-degree murder charges for a separate alleged attempt to kill Lorenzen Wright.
At Thursday’s hearing, the defense is expected to move to suppress evidence against Sherra Wright, including communications obtained from her phone from a wiretap. The defense is also believed to be making a request for a change of venue for the trial, which has already been scheduled to begin on Sept. 16, 2019.
According to an affidavit, the pair were involved in a relationship at the time of Lorenzen Wright’s death, and had been heard discussing potential plots to kill the basketball player.
Neither Sherra Wright nor Billy Turner is facing the death penalty. Turner is also facing a weapons charges for guns recovered by investigators who searched his home.
Lorenzen Wright’s career included stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers.