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By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright won't face the death penalty if convicted of killing him more than seven years ago in Tennessee, a prosecutor said Monday. Shelby County prosecutor Paul Hagerman told a judge during a hearing that Sherra Wright won't face a death...
Local attorney Erica Perry was nothing short of grateful after CNN analyst Angela Rye dedicated $5,000 of her speaking fee from the “I Am A MAN” commemoration event this past Saturday to the Black Love Bail Out project. Rye’s move was a helping-hand investment in the effort to restart the...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in his death more than seven years ago. Sherra Wright's lawyers entered the plea in Shelby County criminal court in Tennessee. Wright wore an orange jail uniform and...
(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)Six years ago today, Trayvon Martin fought for his life when George Zimmerman racially profiled, shot and killed the 17-year-old in in Sanford, Florida. The loss still resonates today on the anniversary of his death, but Martin’s memory still lives on.There are several events today remembering Martin, who if...
Laylah Washington would be turning three years old this month but instead of planning a birthday party, her mother, Leslie Washington, will be visiting her daughter’s grave. The toddler was shot in the head during an apparent road rage incident last June. More than seven months later, her killer...
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday...
By Christen A. Smith, University of Texas at Austin Diamond Reynolds’ live stream of Philando Castile bleeding to death after being shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez shocked and dismayed the nation in 2017. It is difficult to imagine the pain of witnessing and archiving the death of a loved one. It is...
The New Tri-State Defender has learned that Sherra Wright, the widow of slain NBA star Lorenzen Wright, has been arrested in connection with her ex-husband's murder. TSD Executive Editor Karanja Ajanaku will be reporting from a press conference set for 9 a.m. today. More details to come.
Year after year, Lorenzen Wright’s mother and other family members have gathered on the plaza outside of the FedExForum to fan the flame of interest in the former pro-basketball players unsolved homicide in July 2010. Technically, it was a cold case – a homicide without a whodunit answer. That changed...
Police in Tampa, Fla. have apprehended a man believed to be connected to four killings that have raised fears of a serial killer in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to WTSP-TV, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III is being charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the case. Donaldson was...
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