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Man Arrested And Charged With Murder Of Lorenzen Wright

Photo: Mark Duncan/AP
Photo: Mark Duncan/AP

Over seven years after the body of Lorenzen Wright was found near Memphis, Tenn., a man has been indicted today for the first-degree murder of the former NBA player by a Shelby County grand jury.

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Billy Turner, 46, has been charged with the killing. His arrest comes one month after Memphis police found a gun believed to be the murder weapon in a Mississippi lake. Turner does not yet have a court date.

Wright attended the University of Memphis, and he was picked seventh overall in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA until 2009.

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We reached out to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for any available records related to the arrest, and will update if they respond.

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