MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A convicted felon charged with conspiring with the ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright to kill the former NBA player is set to face a court hearing in Memphis, Tennessee.
The judge at Wednesday’s hearing could set a trial date for Billy Ray Turner in Wright’s death more than nine years ago.
The body of the retired 13-year NBA veteran was found riddled with gunshot wounds in a swampy field in southeast Memphis in July 2010. Turner, along with Wright’s ex-wife, were indicted in 2016 on murder charges.
Sherra Wright pleaded guilty in June to facilitation of murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.