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Sherra Wright makes an arraignment appearance in Judge Lee V. Coffee's courtroom Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn., to face charges of killing her ex-husband NBA player Lorenzen Wright. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Ex-wife faces murder charges in 2010 death of former NBA player


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WJLA) — Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife has made her first court appearance since she was extradited from California to face charges in his shooting death.

News outlets say Judge Lee Coffee read charges against Sherra Wright during her Thursday arraignment in Memphis – first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Two lawyers who appeared with her said they needed more time to finalize their hiring. Coffee set a Feb. 26 hearing date.

She was arrested in December in Riverside County, California, more than seven years after Lorenzen Wright's decomposing body was found in a suburban Memphis field. He was missing for 10 days before his boday was found on July 28, 2010.

Another person charged with murder in the case, Billy Turner, has pleaded not guilty.

Wright played 13 seasons in the NBA from 1996-97 to 2008-09. After playing at the University of Memphis, he played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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