Sherra Wright has pleaded guilty to facilitating the murder of Ex husband and NBA star Lorenzen Wright

Ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright whose body was found riddled with bullets in a Mississippi field in 2010 admits she planned his murder and faces up to thirty years behind bars

Sherra Wright has pleaded guilty to facilitating the murder of Ex husband and NBA star Lorenzen Wright
Sherra Wright ex wife of Lorenzen Wright

Sherra Wright pleaded guilty to facilitating the murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright in July 2010, during an unexpected court appearance Thursday
Her plea deal also states that she will be eligible for parole after serving 30% of her sentence, which will be in approximately nine years
The body of Lorenzen, a former Power Forward for the LA Clippers, was found riddled with bullet wounds in a marshy field in Memphis, on July 28 2010


An autopsy would confirm that the 34-year-old had in fact been shot 11 times, including two execution-style shots to the head and two to the chest
Wright and Lorenzen finalized their divorce just weeks before his death. After his murder, she cashed in a $1 million life insurance policy taken out in his name
Wright admitted to masterminding a plot to kill her ex-husband and conspiring with another man, Billy Turner, to carry it out

The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has pleaded guilty to facilitating his murder, receiving a 30-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Sherra Wright entered the plea during an unexpected hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court on Thursday morning.

Her deal also states that she will be eligible for parole after serving 30% of her sentence, which will work out to be in approximately nine years.

The body of Lorenzen, a former Power Forward for the LA Clippers, was found riddled with bullet wounds in a marshy field in Memphis, on July 28 2010.

He had been reported missing for 10 days before the shocking discovery was made.

Wright admitted to masterminding a plot to kill her ex-husband and conspiring with another man, Billy Turner, to carry it out.

Wright originally told officers she last saw Lorenzen when he left his home in Collierville with drugs and unspecified amount of money, only for him never to return again.

She was the last known person to have seen him alive and in the days that followed she gave a number of conflicting and contradictory accounts of their final interaction to the press.

A 911 call was made from Lorenzen’s phone on the night that he died, in which a dispatcher spoke with the NBA star and recalled hearing 11 gunshots ring out before the line fell silent.