Jury Selection Starts In Former NBA Player’s Murder Trial
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field nearly 12 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lorenzen Wright MURDER case: Shelby County ADA Paul Hagerman just mentioned we should expect to see and hear from Jimmie Martin during the trial. When asked about Sherra Wright making an appearance I didn’t get an answer as to if she will or not in the Billy Ray Turner trial. pic.twitter.com/z2OcirWGS0
— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) March 14, 2022
Billy Ray Turner has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy issued in a December 2017 indictment.
He could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.
Wright’s slaying was one of the most highly publicized murder cases in Memphis history.
The 6-foot, 11-inch Wright played 13 seasons for five NBA teams.
His decomposing body was found in east Memphis in July 2010.