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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...
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...
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The homicide of basketball star Lorenzen Wright will be featured on the CBS news series “48 Hours” starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. Zirinsky said the case was always of interest to CBS News Special Correspondent James Brown and that he urged “48 Hours”...
Shocking and repugnant is how Criminal Court Judge Lee V. Coffee described a report on Sherra Wright’s run-ins with jail staff just a day before her bond hearing on Wednesday morning. Coffee cited the report before setting a $20 million bond for Wright, who is suspected of masterminding the plot...
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...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they believe they have found the gun used to kill former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field in Tennessee seven years ago. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Thursday that the gun was found in a lake...
“I’m not trying to be famous. I’m trying to be free.” Alice Marie Johnson, 63, didn’t expect to have her life story catapulted into the global spotlight. A former felon enjoying newfound freedom after spending 22 years of what could have been a life sentence in federal prison, she’s telling...
Quandarius Richardson was visible via a video screen set up for his arraignment as the General Sessions Court judge overseeing the proceeding broke with precedence Monday morning. Richardson, 18, is one of three people charged with shooting to death Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary on Friday evening. His co-defendants...
Rosalyn “Bird” Holmes was released Wednesday afternoon on a $60,000 bond after spending 43 days in pre-trial, pre-indictment detention in a women’s prison, miles from her hometown of Memphis. Just a few days after turning 16, Holmes was sent to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tenn. Holmes and...
by Ed Gordon -- It looks as though R.Kelly won’t survive the docu-series Surviving R.Kelly.  The long-time embattled singer who for years has been able to escape charges of physical and sexual abuse against women, rumors of keeping women in a “sex cult” and decades of allegations that he...