RIVERSIDE, California. – The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, is the control of the authorities try to extradite her from California to Tennessee, where she is charged with killing him in 2010.
Sherra Wright made a very brief appearance Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court. A judge explained that the only issue in her extradition or she is the person named in the arrest warrant from Memphis. Wright said she understood, and was told to return for a hearing on Jan. 8.
“She’s exercising her right to go through the process,” her attorney Eric Keen said told the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, after the hearing. “From my point of view, it is normal.”
Assistant district Attorney Paul Hagerman, that the prosecution of Wright in Shelby County, Tennessee, said: “We must strive to bring her back here to face these charges.”
Wright, 46, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright.
He played 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA, including a number for the Grizzlies in Memphis, where he was born and raised.
His dead body was found in a suburb of Memphis, 10 days after he was reported missing. He was shot multiple times.
A statement from the Shelby County district attorney’s office said Sherra Wright and a landscaper named Billy R. Turner conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright.
Turner was arrested earlier this month after a gun used in the murder was discovered in a lake in Mississippi. He has also been charged with first degree murder. He pleaded not guilty.
Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband a life insurance policy. They came to a settlement in 2014 in a legal dispute over how she spent the money intended to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis has reported.