Man charged in 2010 slaying of NBA player Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lorenzen Wright poses at the NBA basketball team's media day in Independence, Ohio. Authorities say a man has been charged in the 2010 slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says Billy Turner was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 on a charge of first-degree murder. Weirich says Turner is being held on $1 million bond. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a man has been charged in the 2010 slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says Billy Turner was indicted Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder. Weirich says Turner is being held on $1 million bond. Court records do not show if he has a lawyer.

Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010, 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing.

Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake in Mississippi.

Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies and four other NBA teams as a forward and center over 13 seasons before retiring in 2009.

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