Arrest Made in the Murder of Former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright

December 05, 2017Dec 05, 2017

Fox News reports that police in Tennessee have finally arrested and charged a suspect with first-degree murder in relation to the 2010 killing of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. The suspect is Billy Turner, 46, who was indicted Tuesday and is currently being held on a $1 million bond. 

It has been reported that Turner was arrest one month after authorities announced that they found the gun that was originally used to shoot Wright. It was found at a lake in Walnut, Miss. 

The popular NBA player was 34 when he died. He starred at his hometown the University of Memphis before eventually playing for a total of five NBA teams over the course of 13 NBA seasons. He then finally retired in 2009 after a long and successful career in basketball. 

Fox reports that Wright's ex-wife informed police that he had left their home in the middle of the night on July 18, 2010. He left with drugs and a large amount of money. Then, after making a phone call, he quickly left the home in a vehicle driven by a mysterious and unnamed person. 

He was never seen again until his body was found decomposing in a Memphis suburb that July 28. Investigators remarked that at the time, the remains of the body were extremely decomposed, thereby making it very unclear exactly how many times Wright had been shot. 

Another website has reported that Bill Turner was leaving his house and getting into a vehicle when he was arrested.

Last month authorities found the gun which they believed to be the murder weapon. The discovery inspired officials to offer a $21,000 reward for helpful information about the case.

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