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The mystery of former NBA star Lorenzen Wright’s death has gone unsolved for seven years, but it appears we may finally be getting answers.




Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says a suspect named Billy Turner was indicted Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, according to the Commercial Appeal. Weirich says Turner is being held on $1 million bond. Back in November, the gun that killed Wright (in Tennessee) was found in a lake in Mississippi.

According to Shelby County court records, Turner has an arrest record dating back to 1992 including pleading guilty to to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Wright’s body was found in Memphis in July of 2010, 10 days after he was reported missing. The killer was never found.

It was reported that Wright’s cell phone had made a 9-1-1 call on in the early morning hours before he went missing. It was reported that his call came from an area near the TPC Southwind golf course in Memphis.

Wright played for the University of Memphis and eventually the Memphis Grizzlies. He played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers as well in his 13 years in the league. He averaged eight points and 6.4 rebounds per game during his career.

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