Arrest Made 7 Years After NBA Player Lorenzen Wright's Murder

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Lorenzen's remains were found in a wooded area on July 28, 2010.

Billy Turner, 46, was arrested and indicted on the charge of first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond, as the D.A. told the website that the investigation into the case continues.

The case went cold for years. but there was a major break last month when cops discovered the gun they believed was used to kill a lake about 50 miles from Wright's body. He played 13 seasons for five different National Basketball Association teams, including the: Clippers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Kings and Cavs.

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"He was a young man who never forgot who he was, where he came from, the values that shaped him and the people who encouraged him along the way", then-Memphis mayor A.C. Wharton said at the time, per The Commercial Appeal. She also says that she overheard him saying on the phone that he was going to "flip something for $110,000", and that she watched him get into a auto with someone she was unable to identify. For his career, Wright averaged 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game over a grand total of 778 regular season contests. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs.

Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left her home in a auto with a person she could not identify. That info was not given to the Memphis PD until several days later and authorities also failed to make a timely connection to the missing person report. "They said they found the murder weapon".

Wright called 911 from his cellphone from a field near the TPC Southwind golf course minutes after midnight on July 19, 2010. When Wright was found, the former athlete had two gunshot wounds in his head, two bullets in his chest and bullet fragments in his forearm.