In a surprise court appearance on July 25th, the ex-wife of murdered NBA player Lorenzen Wright agreed to a plea deal that could see her potentially paroled in seven years. Sherra Wright was facing life in prison for first degree murder. But pleading guilt to lesser charges of facilitation to commit first degree murder means she must serve at least 30 percent of a 30-year sentence.
Attention turns now to her alleged co-conspirator, Billy Turner, whose trial is in September. It has yet to be determined whether Wright will be asked to testify against Turner, though Wright's defense attorney, Juni Ganguli said she would not do so.
Reporter Daniel Connolly of the Commercial Appeal says with the plea deal brings Wright's case to a close, while Turner's potential upcoming trial could yield more details about the actual murder.