Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges

Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – The ex-wife of former NBA participant Lorenzen Wright won’t struggle authorities’ try and ship her from California to Tennessee, the place she’s charged with killing him almost eight years in the past.

Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court docket on Monday and agreed to return to Tennessee to face first-degree homicide expenses, the Desert Solar newspaper reported.

Authorities now have 30 days to convey her to Memphis, the place Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing physique was present in 2010. The 34-year-old had been shot a number of occasions.

He performed for 13 seasons as a ahead and middle within the NBA, together with a number of for the Grizzlies in Memphis, the place he was born and raised.

Sherra Wright was arrested in December. Her legal professional, Eric Eager, wouldn’t say Monday why she determined to waive extradition after beforehand vowing to struggle it. Eager mentioned legal professionals in Tennessee will now take over the case.

Superior Court docket Choose David Gunn requested Sherra Wright a number of questions to verify she understood she can be extradited. Every time, she mentioned, “Sure.”

A person, who Eager recognized as Sherra Wright’s husband, attended the listening to, the newspaper reported. He didn’t converse to reporters.

A December assertion from the Shelby County district legal professional’s workplace in Tennessee mentioned Sherra Wright and a landscaper named Billy R. Turner conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright.

Turner was arrested final month after a gun used within the killing was found in a lake in Mississippi. He additionally has been charged with first-degree homicide. He has pleaded not responsible.

Sherra Wright obtained $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance coverage coverage. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court docket dispute over how she spent the cash meant to profit their six youngsters, the Business Attraction newspaper in Memphis has reported.

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