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Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of the late Lorenzen Wright, won’t be granted release from her 30-year prison sentence, officials from the Tennesse Board of Parole revealed on May 23.

The board unanimously voted to deny Wright’s request for release due to the seriousness of her offense. In 2019, Wright confessed to facilitating her ex-husband’s highly publicized murder.

The body of 12-year-NBA veteran Lorenzen Wright was found in a swampy field in East Memphis on July 28, 2010. Investigators discovered multiple gunshot wounds on the athlete’s body just six days after he was reported missing. The Memphis native played in the NBA for 13 seasons before he retired in 2009.

Wright, who appeared before the parole board on May 11, claimed that she had made progress since planning the horrific murder. She told officials that she was doing well in the classes that she takes from prison. She also claimed that she was a role model for other inmates.

Two of her children provided statements rallying for her release.

According to the Associated Press, Wright was able to receive the hearing based on a “safety valve” date which is the earliest possible release date for some inmates under an executive order regarding prison overcrowding.”

Lorenzen and Wright endured a rocky divorce before his death

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