NBA’s Lorenzen Wright
Arrest Made In 2010 Murder
… Mug Shot of Alleged Killer
12/5/2017 3:06 PM PST
A man named Billy Turner has been arrested and charged for the murder of Lorenzen Wright … over 7 years after the NBA vet was shot and killed in a Memphis suburb … and we have the mug shot.
The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County District Attorney’s office held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Turner, 46, had been indicted and charged with the 1st-degree murder of Wright.
Turner is currently in custody on a $1 million bond.
Surveillance video of 46-year-old Billy R. Turner of Collierville being arrested today for the murder of former Tigers and Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright seven years ago. Turner is being held on $1,000,000 bond. pic.twitter.com/JdFWqzWPC9
— glenn carver (@GCarver_WREG3) December 5, 2017
Lorenzen’s remains were found in a wooded area on July 28, 2010 … 10 days after the 34-year-old was last seen leaving his ex-wife’s residence in Collierville, Tennessee.
The case went cold for years … but there was a major break last month when cops discovered the gun they believed was used to kill Wright … in a lake about 50 miles from Wright’s body.
Lorenzen was a star at the University of Memphis, and played 14 seasons in the NBA — including 5 with his hometown Memphis Grizzlies.