Infamous murder case with Tippah County ties sees guilty plea

A murder case with Tippah County ties has seen a partial resolution as one of the parties involved pled guilty on Thursday.

Sherra Wright pled guilty to facilitation to first-degree murder in the 2010 murder of her ex-husband, former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

Sherra was sentenced to 30 years after pleading guilty in Shelby County.

The gun used in the murder was found in a lake near Walnut in Tippah County. Wright and co-defendant Billy Turner were charged with first-degree murder and had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 16.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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