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The ex-wife of a former NBA star is in prison for her role in the basketball player’s horrific murder in a case that shocked the nation.

The discovery of Lorenzen Wright’s body in a field, riddled with bullets, is just one of a series of chilling details of his death.

Sherra Wright pleaded guilty to her role in Lorenzen’s death in 2019 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison after his decomposed body was found in a field in 2010.

Lorenzen was a 34-year-old former NBA basketball pro who played for a total of 13 seasons after being drafted seventh overall in 1996.

The father of six played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers at various points thoughts his career.

His 2010 slaying is one of the most highly publicized murder cases in Memphis history, according to the Associated Press.

EERIE DISAPPEARANCE

The former NBA pro disappeared on the night of July 18, 2010.

Police said he had just left the Tennessee home of his ex-wife Sherra Wright with the two having only been divorced for five months at the time.

Lorenzen Wright's 2010 slaying is one of the most highly publicized murder cases in Memphis history, according to the Associated Press.
Lorenzen Wright’s 2010 slaying is one of the most highly publicized murder cases in Memphis history, according to the Associated Press.
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Both the Memphis Grizzlies and the city of Memphis offered a $5,000 reward for any information on Lorenzen’s whereabouts following his disappearance.

The State of Tennessee was willing to pay out $10,000, and Crime Stoppers put up $1,000.

A tragic discovery came 10 days after he was reported missing. His body was found decomposing in a desolate field area near a golf course. 

Sherra Wright, Lorenzen's ex-wife, pleaded guilty to a charge in facilitation of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years.
Sherra Wright, Lorenzen’s ex-wife, pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitation of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years.
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He was found with 11 gunshots to the head, torso, and right forearm, law enforcement revealed.

A seven-year investigation followed. 

FAILED 911 CALL

Lorenzen attempted to call 911 the morning of July 19, just after he disappeared.

The dispatcher reportedly could not locate him or make out what he was saying.

Instead, they reported hearing gunshots in the background.

The call would later be played in court with the resounding sound of shots fired presented to the jury.

Police said Lorenzen had just left the Tennessee home of his ex-wife Sherra before his death.
Police said Lorenzen had just left the Tennessee home of his ex-wife Sherra before his death.
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FAMILY AFFAIR

Three suspects were eventually taken into custody in connection to what happened to Lorenzen, including Sherra Wright’s cousin.

Lorenzen’s ex-wife Sherra, her landscaper Billy Ray Turner, and her cousin Jimmie Martin were all hauled in by police for questioning.

Martin testified in court that Sherra Wright recruited him and Turner to kill Lorenzen.

PREVIOUS ‘MURDER ATTEMPT’

Prosecutors said that Martin and Turner had previously gone to Lorenzen’s Atlanta apartment with guns.

Billy Ray Turner, Sherra's landscaper, was recruited by her to kill Lorenzen Wright.
Billy Ray Turner, Sherra’s landscaper, was recruited by her to kill Lorenzen Wright.
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They reportedly broke in, only to find someone sleeping on the couch with Lorenzen not home.

They left, and Sherra Wright hatched another plan.

ROMANCE WITH TURNER

According to prosecutors in Turner’s trial, Turner and Sherra Wright had a romantic relationship.

Turner was a landscaper in Atlanta and had met Sherra Wright through the church they both attended.

She could easily manipulate Turner, prosecutors said.

Louise Vassar, grandmother of Lorenzen Wright, mourns while touching the casket during his memorial service in Memphis.
Louise Vassar, grandmother of Lorenzen Wright, mourns while touching the casket during his memorial service in Memphis.
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TIRED TO ESCAPE

Sherra Wright allegedly told her cousin that she conspired a plan with Turner to have Lorenzen meet her at the field, where he would be attacked.

Martin further explained in court testimony that Sherra told him that she and Turner ambushed Lorenzen after luring him there.

They chased Lorenzen, who jumped a fence and tried to escape before they shot him.

Sherra Wright originally maintained a story that Lorenzen was killed in a drug deal gone bad.

In July 2019,  she changed her tune and pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitation of first-degree murder.

As Martin was already being tried for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, he received immunity in the case.

During Martin’s testimony at the trial, he told the jury that Turner had disposed of the gun in a north Mississippi lake, and he had told detectives where to locate the gun in 2012.

The gun was later found by FBI divers only 50 miles from where Lorenzen’s body was discovered and Turner was arrested in 2017, shortly after the murder weapon was found.

A 12-person jury deliberated for two hours before finding Turner guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy in Lorenzen’s death on March 21, 2022.

Turner was sentenced to life in prison.

LIFE INSURANCE CLAIMS

Though a motive wasn’t made clear in court, Lorenzen’s mother Deborah Marion claims Sherra killed him to access his million-dollar life insurance policy.

Sherra reportedly quickly went through the $1 million following his death.

The policy was in place to care for the couple’s six living children if something were to happen to him.

Their children include Lorenzen Wright Jr, Loren Wright, twins Lamar, and Shamar Wright, Sofia Wright, and Lawson Wright.

Two of Wright’s children gave statements to the Tennessee Board of Parole to advocate for Sherra’s early release in May 2022, while Marion spoke out against her release. 

Lorenzen Wright's mother claims Sherra killed him to access his million-dollar life insurance policy.
Lorenzen Wright’s mother claims Sherra killed him to access his million-dollar life insurance policy.
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Sherra claimed she had been behaving well in prison and should be released early in a request that was denied.

She is serving her sentence at a rehabilitation center and is required to stay for 30 percent of it before talks of release.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.


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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’

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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins

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MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.
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Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.


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Career NYC criminal tries to steal moped from NYPD station

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A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.


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