In Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a favorite son.
The Lorenzen Wright slaying became Memphis’ most famous cold case.
Wright’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright-Robinson, 46, was taken into custody in Riverside, California, and charged with conspiring with a Memphis-area man to kill her former husband.
Billy Turner, also 46, of the Memphis suburb of Collierville, was arrested December 5 and charged with the same offenses, Rallings said.
Wright, who had a home in Atlanta, was last seen at his former wife’s home in Collierville, near Memphis, shortly before midnight on July 18, 2010, investigators said.
The 911 center in Germantown, a Memphis suburb, fielded the call and didn’t share the information with Memphis police for days.
When Memphis police finally got the 911 call and determined which cell tower transmitted the call, they were able to locate the body on July 28 in a field near Hacks Cross Road and Winchester Road, about 24 miles east of the middle of Memphis.
Wright was so famous in the city that hundreds of Wright’s fans rushed to the spot where the body was found.
In a news release, police said Carter and Sherra Wright-Robinson had also tried to kill Wright between April 1 and July 17 at Wright’s home outside Atlanta.
Wright, who had six children, completed his degree at the University of Memphis in 2003, according to the NBA’s website.