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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 07:28 PM

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Ex-Wife Of Former Atlanta Hawk, Memphis Grizzly, Lorenzen Wright Arrested For His 2010 Murder In Memphis

The ex-wife of former Atlanta Hawk, Memphis Grizzly Lorenzen Wright has been charged with his 2010 murder in Memphis, police said.

Sherra Wright, who was taken into custody at her home in Riverside, Calif. on Friday, is the second person arrested in the case.

“Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! They got her! They got her!’’ Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, said Friday, according to The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “They need to bury her.’’

Wright's decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 – 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times.

Sherra Wright was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in connection with the death and with criminal attempted first degree.

The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases.

Billy Turner, 46, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright's death. He has pleaded not guilty.