Lorenzen Wright's voice was last heard on a desperate 911 call in July of 2010, but his story — and the path that led him to that moment — began long before that fateful night.
WREG TV began covering Wright from the time he emerged on the local high school basketball scene in Memphis in the early 1990s, through his college playing days at the University of Memphis and his 13-year run in the NBA, including playing on his home turf with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was considered by many to be a shining star.
Killing Lorenzen: Love | Basketball | Murder is an investigative podcast by WREG's investigative team about the life and death of Lorenzen Wright, and his ex-wife Sherra Wright, now sitting behind bars after pleading guilty to facilitating his murder, nearly nine years to the day later.
EPISODE 10: The Legacy of Lorenzen Wright
In our finale episode, our investigators retrace the shocking plea deal Sherra Wright made in the case that allowed her to avoid a trial.
EPISODE 9, Part 2: Operation Rebound
For the first time, you will hear about the other alleged accomplices to Lorenzen Wright's murder and why they were never arrested.
EPISODE 9, Part 1: Operation Rebound
It was the news Deborah Marion waited seven long years to hear.
EPISODE 8: The Lake
We take you back to the day the first break came in the Lorenzen Wright murder case, and the clue that finally moved the murder case forward.
EPISODE 7: They Killed Him Twice
There were those who said they wanted to talk to police about Lorenzen Wright's murder, and those who didn’t. And then there was Sherra, who eventually stopped talking to police — but she did decide to sit down with us.
EPISODE 6, Part 2: Ten Days
Part 2 of "Ten Days" goes into the finding of Lorenzen Wright’s body 10 days after he disappeared in July 2010.