Watch Live: Hearing for Sherra Wright, Billy Turner Accused of Killing NBA Star


Sherra Wright and Billy Turner return to court this morning for a pre-trial hearing in the murder of NBA star, Lorenzen Wright.

Wright and Turner are charged with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

On July 28, 2010, Lorenzen Wright’s body was discovered in a field; riddled with bullet holes–the result of being shot multiple times. The indictment claims that Wright would have been killed sometime between the 17th and 20th of July 2010. He was 34-years-old at the time he was murdered.

The Memphis Bucks star was last seen alive on July 18, 2010–when he was leaving Sherra Wright’s home. The next morning, local police received a 911 call from his cell phone. That call was cut short by gunfire.

Last month Wright’s attorney asked the judge for a mental competency evaluation for his client. Sherra Wright has been found competent and fit for trial. A trial date could be set at today’s hearing.

The three counts against Wright and Turner read, to wit:

[1.] between July 17, 2010, and July 20, 2010, unlawfully, intentionally and with premeditation killed Lorenzen Wright;

[2.] between April 1, 2010, and July 30, 2010, unlawfully and intentionally agreed, conspired and acted to kill Lorenzen Wright with premeditation, and that Sherra Wright and Turner, in furtherance of the conspiracy, travelled to the area of Callis Cut and Hacks Cross Road to kill Lorenzen Wright;

[3.] between April 1, 2010, and July 17, 2010, attempted to unlawfully, intentionally and with premeditation kill Lorenzen Wright, acquired firearms to commit the act, recruited an unindicted co-conspirator to help them and, on the part of Turner, traveled to Lorenzen Wright’s home outside of Atlanta to commit the offense. While the offense was committed in part in other jurisdictions, it began in Shelby County, Tenn.

[image via Riverside Sheriff’s Department]

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