Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Lorenzen Wright

A jury on Monday convicted a Tennessee man in the murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a field nearly 12 years ago in his hometown of Memphis.

The 12-person jury deliberated for about two hours before convicting Billy Ray Turner of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy in the death of Wright, a 6ft, 11in center who played 13 seasons in the NBA before. he retired after the 2008–09 season. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee sentenced Turner, 51, to life in prison for the murder conviction. He will be sentenced on the other counts at a later date.

Coffee called Wright a “sacred son” of Memphis and told his mother, Deborah Marion, the lawsuit might not end her but to “celebrate the goodness” of her son.

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