Sherra Wright drops bid to overturn plea in Lorenzen Wright murder case

(WMC Action News 5)
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 8:24 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 10:12 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The ex-wife of Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright appeared in court Tuesday with a different plan in mind than expected.

Sherra Wright pleaded guilty to facilitation of murder two years ago in connection to Lorenzen’s death.

She was sentenced to 30 years in prison. But tried to get her sentence reduced or her plea overturned last month during her original post-conviction hearing.

Due to her lawyer being a no show, the judge rescheduled the hearing for Tuesday where Wright withdrew her request. She will continue serving her sentence as is.

“The relief that she’s seeking under a petition for post-conviction relief, she’s not seeking that anymore. She’s just going to go ahead and serve her sentence,” said Wright’s attorney, Roberto Garcia.

She pled guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder in the case of her ex-husband and Memphis Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright.

Presiding Judge Lee Coffee explained to Wright that once she withdraws this petition, she’ll never have the opportunity to do so again during her sentence.

“You cannot come back tomorrow, next week, a year from now, or 10 years from now and say, ‘Judge, I changed my mind. I want to have this heard. I do not believe the defense represented me efficiently or effectively, and I want you to hear this and decide whether or not I’d be allowed to withdraw this guilty plea.’ If I grant the request Ms. Wright, there will be no trial. Do you understand?” asked Coffee.

Wright is eligible for parole next year but her sentence ends in 2046.

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