Friday, January 15, 2021

Criminal Justice

Sherra Wright and Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, stood a few feet apart in Criminal Court on Thursday and children is what kept the scenario from turning into a crime scene. Wright pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to charges associated...
“Sherra Wright has been transferred from Shelby County Jail East and is now in the custody of Tennessee Department of Corrections.” That’s the message posted on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Twitter site on Friday. Wright pled guilty on Thursday for...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
After 21 years in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson sprinted across a roadway near where she had been locked up. Waiting were family, friends and social justice warriors. Last Friday and nearly a year later, many of those same people...
The family of McKinney Wright Jr., one of the three people accused of killing Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary, went to the courthouse hoping to talk with him on Monday. Wright’s father, McKinney Stevenson, and his aunt, Freddie Ball,...
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