Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

first_imgBorn and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father’s involvement as a coach in summer leagues. Former NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found.Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband’s body was found. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010.Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to “flip something for $110,000,” the document said.Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left in a car with a person she could not identify. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 – nine days after he left her house for the last time.In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright’s cellphone. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped.Dispatchers said they didn’t alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn’t confirm it came from their jurisdiction. They didn’t send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.Wright’s mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.Wright’s body was found in a field near some woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm. Police and federal marshals in Riverside County, California, arrested 46-year-old Sherra Wright on Friday (Saturday Manila time) on a fugitive from justice warrant, online records show.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. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe case had a break earlier this month, when Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright’s death. Turner has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said Turner, a landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Rallings would not discuss the connection between Turner and Wright, but he said police were confident they knew each other.A release from the Shelby County District Attorney’s office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright. Sherra Wright has a court hearing Monday in California. Officials were not certain Saturday when she would be returned to Memphis. 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The indictment says Sherra Wright and Turner acquired firearms and recruited a co-conspirator, who was not named.Rallings said police are looking at other people in the investigation.Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal has reported.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ In this file photo, Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of slain NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright, grieves at the casket of Lorenzen Wright during a memorial service at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. Authorities said that Sherra Wright was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her ex-husband. APMEMPHIS, Tennessee — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright, who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

China donates US$86,000 to Education Ministry

first_imgThe Government of China on Monday handed over a cheque for US$86,000 to the Education Ministry as part of a US$231,000 grant gifted to the Government of Guyana.The grant will be disbursed in three tranches, with the first tranche of funding to the tune of US$95,000 already disbursed to the Education Ministry earlier this year.The handing-over ceremony for the disbursement of the second tranche was held at the Ministry’s boardroom, Brickdam and saw officials from the Chinese Embassy and the Education Ministry in attendance.While delivering brief remarks, Education Minister Nicolette Henry expressed appreciation on behalf of the Government of GuyanaMinister Henry explained that the grant was a gift to President Granger, who requested that the funding be utilised by the Cyril Potter College of EducationChargé d’Affaires, Counsellor of the People’s Republic of China, Chen Xilai as he presents the first tranche of funding to Education Minister Nicolette Henry(CPCE) to improve its science programmes and facilities.Additionally, Henry said that such a posture by the People’s Republic of China demonstrated the strong partnership and bilateral relations that exist between the two countries. Added to that, the Education Minister believes that the grant will assist in the development of the nation’s citizens and the advancement of the education sector.Meanwhile, Chargé d’ Affaires, Counsellor of the People’s Republic of China, Chen Xilai said that he was satisfied with the implementation of the project. The official also said that he was elated to see that the CPCE was already acquiring the necessary science equipment and supplies to assist with the science programme.The items being procured include human body cubes, models of functional hearts, triple beam balances, thermometers, water distilling equipment, orbital system, electrolysis, Bunsen burners, and chemicals. These are expected to be delivered in the last week of this year with the cost for that purchase to be offset by the first tranche of funding.The two parties have already started discussions to finalise a date next year for the disbursement of the final tranche (US$50,800).last_img read more

Parika labourer sets home on fire

first_imgA Parika labourer is now battling for his life at the West Demerara Regional Hospital after he ingested poison following a fire, which completely gutted his home in the wee hours of Monday.The hospitalised man has been identified as 49-year-old Mohan Persaud of Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The remains of the Parika Backdam homeAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, the two-storey wooden building went up in flames sometime after midnight at the hands of Persaud, who is allegedly a known drunkard.Reports are Persaud returned home from work on Sunday in an intoxicated state, which resulted in a confrontation between him and his wife. The dispute ended with the labourer threatening his wife, saying, “‘I will teach you a lesson’,” relatives reported.Later that evening, the woman was awakened by the scent of smoke and subsequently discovered that the house was on fire. The family managed to escape the inferno before their house was burnt to the ground. It was then that the labourer indicated that he had consumed the poison.The house on fireHowever, while speaking to this publication at the hospital, the eldest daughter of the family, Shivanie Persaud, relayed that it was all an accident and as such, the destruction was not intentional.“Me father been lie down on de bed a sleep and de lamp went next to he foot and he been drunk and he mussy get up fuh go outside or something and kick the lamp and the lamp fall down and blaze up with the fire,” the daughter related.Moreover, the young woman went on to say, “By the time he coulda guh fuh do anything, he get confused and he drink de poison. He drink Gramoxone.”Hospitalised: Mohan PersaudPersaud’s wife told this newspaper that at the time of the incident, she was staying at a sister-in-law next door. Nevertheless, the woman joined her daughter in explaining what occurred after the fire ignited. “By the time anybody could do anything, the house done burn down already. They couldn’t save nothing or do nothing. They had to run to save themselves,” the duo highlighted.Having consumed the poisonous substance, Persaud was rushed to the West Demerara medical institution where he remains in critical condition.Meanwhile, Police Divisional Commander Leslie James told Guyana Times that based on investigations, Persaud indeed set his home alight. On that note, Police are currently guarding the hospitalised man as he is facing a possible charge of arson.In light of the gutting of their home of more than 20 years, family members are now forced to seek refuge at relatives nearby.last_img read more

March Madness is back on Demand

first_imgSneaking off to watch the NCAA basketball tournament on your work computer has just gotten easier. The monitor window is bigger. The video should come in much crisper. There’s more audio choices. A unique halftime show is included. And the “boss button” is back. By more than popular demand, the next phase of the CBS Sportsline.com-produced March Madness on Demand service (www.ncaasports.com/mmod) that allows users to get every game (except whatever the local TV market blacks out) PC friendly, should make the experience cyberiffic. Especially for those stuck in Dunder Mifflin mode without access to a TV. “Phenomenal is probably the best word to use,” said Joe Ferreira, the VP of programming and executive producer of CBS SportsLine, of the reaction from last year’s debut. “When you hear people use words like `watershed’ or `groundbreaking,’ it’s the reaction to finally finding that moment when TV meets the PC. The reaction from consumers, media and advertisers was amazing. A lot of light bulbs went off.” Last year, more than 1.3million used it and recorded more than five million visits. Some 265,000 signed up for VIP priority, which amounts to having a “fast pass” at an amusement park. This year, signups have already passed last year’s mark, and the goal is to allow 400,000. Did we mention it’s all still a freebie because of advertising, and Ferreira doesn’t see that changing anytime soon? This year, CBS SportsLine was able to increase the video player screen by 50 percent (to 480-by-360 pixels). They’ve added live audio from the Westwood One radio broadcast for those who can only listen instead of watch (or want to listen to one game while watching another). The secret may be out about the “boss button,” but it’ll be a popular feature for the user to pause video, silence audio and put a fake spread sheet up on the screen until the coast is clear. center_img “I think bosses used that as kind of a perk to employees to allow them to watch when they had time in their work day,” Ferreira said. “Everyone expects more this year and we are able to take it to the next level.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Police: Man trying to buy baby in Encino

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The suspect approached the nanny and asked if he could buy the baby,” Lee said. The next day, the same nanny saw the man approach another nanny caring for a different baby. When she asked the other nanny what he had said, the other nanny said he wanted to buy a baby. The nanny approached Monday called police, and officers are trying to contact the nanny who was approached by the man Tuesday, Lee said. Anyone with information should call the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-877-LAWFULL, a 24-hour toll free number. ENCINO – Police asked Wednesday for the public’s help in identifying a heavyset, white man in his 40s who asked at least two nannies at Encino Park this week whether they wanted to sell the babies they were caring for. “The potential for danger is there, so we need to get this guy in custody,” said Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department. Lee said a witness described the man as being about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 200 to 250 pounds and wearing a yellow shirt and jeans. On Monday at about 2:30 p.m, he approached a nanny near the swing sets at the park, also known as Genesta, at 16953 Ventura Blvd. last_img read more

Ronaldo centre-stage but Portugal’s new stars ready to shine

first_imgBut after his tears as a teenager when losing a home final at Euro 2004, Ronaldo can avenge that defeat by lifting the second international trophy of his career in front of an adoring Portuguese crowd.“We have the privilege of having the best player in the world, who is a scoring machine,” said Portugal defender Pepe, who spent many seasons alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid.“Cristiano is our leader and it’s always better to have the best player in the world with us,” added veteran centre-back Jose Fonte.Portugal, though, made it to the final four of the first ever Nations League without their all-time record goalscorer.Ronaldo took a break from international football after the World Cup and only returned for Portugal’s first two Euro 2020 qualifiers in March.His return did not go to plan as Fernando Santos’s men were held at home by Ukraine and Serbia, while the Juventus forward limped off injured just 30 minutes into the second fixture of a double header.In his absence, Bernardo Silva has come to the fore with the Manchester City midfielder, who was hailed by club boss Pep Guardiola as the outstanding player in the Premier League this season, also becoming the principal creative force for his country.City may soon have another Portuguese star on their books with the English champions among a host of clubs chasing Joao Felix.Rising star: Benfica’s Joao Felix could surpass Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal’s most expensive player ever © AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAThe 19-year-old is in line for his international debut in Wednesday’s semi-final against Switzerland after a stellar season with Benfica.Felix scored 20 goals in all competitions, including a Europa League quarter-final hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt, with Benfica fearing his 120 million euro ($134 million) buyout clause will be activated this summer.That would make him the most expensive Portuguese player ever, even ahead of Ronaldo, but Felix admitted to being star struck on his first few days training alongside the five-time world player of the year.“It was weird, I had never seen him live so close,” Felix told Benfica’s website. “I said to my colleagues and best friends later when I got home that it looked like it was in career mode on PlayStation.”Switzerland do not possess the same star power, although Xherdan Shaqiri will arrive in Porto as a newly crowned European champion at club level with Liverpool.However, Vladimir Petkovic’s men have shown their ability to spring a huge surprise just to make it to the last four.Needing to beat the number one ranked side in the world, Belgium, by two goals in their final Nations League group game, Switzerland trailed 2-0 before roaring back for a thrilling 5-2 win.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Back for more: Cristiano Ronaldo has ended his international exile from Portugal duty © AFP / CARLOS COSTAPORTO, Portugal, Jun 4 – Cristiano Ronaldo has ended his international exile to spearhead Portugal’s hopes of winning the inaugural Nations League on home soil this week, but gone are the days when he was the European champions’ only man to fear.A five-time Ballon d’Or and Champions League winner, who has delivered league titles to his clubs in England, Spain and Italy, there is little left for Ronaldo to prove.last_img read more

Children excited about Santa Clothes Program

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe Santa Clothes Program is set up by Baldwin Park, the Baldwin Park Unified School District, the California Highway Patrol and Target. – From staff reports • Photo Gallery: Annual Santa Clothes ProgramBALDWIN PARK – Excited children shopped on Tuesday through the aisles of Target as part of the annual Santa Clothes Program. Target, 3100 Baldwin Park Blvd., opened its doors an hour early and let nearly 350 underprivileged schoolchildren shop for an outfit. For the past 11 years, Baldwin Park schoolchildren have had the opportunity to shop for a pair of shoes and an outfit of their choice. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Council is pursuing members of the public and developers who have carried out development on foot of a grant of planning permission and have not paid charges.The outstanding payments are now being pursued by the Councils Development Charges Legal Proceedings Unit.The Council has set up a dedicated Development Charges-Legal Proceedings Unit to deal with cases where payments are still outstanding and are advising members of the public including developers that arrangements to pay outstanding contributions must be made immediately (where agreements are not currently in place), in order to avoid further interest being incurred on the outstanding balances and legal action being initiated against debtors. Failure to pay outstanding contributions will result in the matter being pursued by the Council’s legal office to recover outstanding charges as a simple contract debt in the relevant Courts.In such cases the Council’s legal office will seek a Court Order against outstanding debtors, including any legal costs that will be incurred and pursue all avenues open to ensure the prompt collection of the principal amount, including interest.These actions may involve –• referring the outstanding debt to the Sheriffs Office to collect all amounts due and to seize, in default, appropriate goods to satisfy the amounts owing and/or • the making of an application to the District Court for an instalment Order which may require the debtors attendance in court to be cross-examined to disclose financial means, before the Court decides on the level of the instalment order and/or• the registration of the judgement in Court which will lead to publication of debtors names and addresses in Stubbs Gazette and/or• the registration of a judgement as a mortgage against property of the debtor.To avoid the above imminent legal action and the associated claims for interest, penalties and legal costs, members of the public and developers should contact the Council’s Development Charges-Legal Proceedings Unit immediately on 074 9172307, Monday to Friday 9.00 – 12.30 & 1.00 – 4.30pm. COUNCIL TO SUE PEOPLE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:development chargesDonegal County Councillast_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness is continuing his progression in coaching by participating in a UEFA B diploma course being held by the FAI in Fota Island, Cork.McGuinness was joined on the course by former Celtic FC and Manchester United star Liam Miller. Miller is back playing in the LOI with his native team Cork City after a spell in the Australian A League.McGuinness is the Sports Psychologist at Celtic FC and works with the club’s first-team after being employed initially to work the academy and development sides.McGuinness is keen to acquire his coaching badges in order to get a better understanding of the world of professional soccer.He feels it will help him improve in his role as a Sports Psychologist if he has a better knowledge of the tactical and technical roles required from professional players at the club. It mightn’t be long before we see Jimmy’s Winning Matches being sung around the stands at Celtic Park. 🙂   MCGUINNESS DOES UEFA B COACHING COURSE WITH FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED AND CELTIC STAR was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic fccoaching courseJim McGuinnessnewssoccerSportUEFA Blast_img read more

West Ham renew interest in Argentina international after reported summer bid

first_imgWest Ham have renewed their interest in Franco Vazquez ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.Vazquez, the playmaker, was said to be a target of Manuel Pellegrini’s over the summer following his appointment as West Ham manager. 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news targets LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Vazquez made two appearances for Italy before switching international allegiance to Argentina and debuting for his homeland last month Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ But with the transfer window reopening in just over two months, West Ham have renewed their interest in Argentina international Vazquez, according to Tuttomercatoweb.Vazquez, who turns 30 in January, is said to be a ‘concrete’ idea for the Hammers, with new approaches for him expected in the coming weeks.The attacking midfielder has played for clubs in his homeland of Argentina and Italy before settling in Spain two years ago. moving on 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Vazquez can play in numerous positions, though he primarily operates in an advanced midfield role He’s scored 16 times in 96 appearances for Sevilla, with three goals and three assists to his name this season following the reported failed move to West Ham. IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti TOP WORK RANKED However, despite the east Londoners enjoying a busy summer which saw them complete nine first-team signings, Vazquez remained in Spain with Sevilla – the club he has played for since July 2016.The failure to sign Vazquez was in spite of a reported ‘official approach’ made by West Ham to the LaLiga outfit. three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? last_img read more