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Sherra Wright put in prison

“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 her part in the 2010 killing of her ex-husband, Lorenzen Wright, the former NBA stalwart and University of Memphis basketball star. She also was sentenced in connection with an earlier attempt to kill Wright.

The two convictions are to run concurrently, making one effective sentence of 30 years at 30 percent eligibility, meaning she would have to serve nine years to be eligible for parole. With time served, she technically could be free in about eight years.

Lorenzen Wright’s body was found on July 28, 2010. His mother, Deborah Marion, had reported him missing several days before.

A co-defendant, Billy Ray Turner, is scheduled for trial in September.

The family and friends of Lorenzen Wright take in the details of Sherra Wright’s plea agreement. (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku)
Montel Nevels, Lorenzen Wright’s childhood friend, said he never expected the case to go to trial. (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku)
Deborah Marion says the family wants Sherra Wright to serve as much time as possible. (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku)
Deborah Marion (left) and Sherra Wright hear Judge Lee Coffee set the context for Marion to address the court. She told Sherra Wright that she wanted to see her grandchildren. (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku)

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