Lorenzen Wright's Mom Talks About Her Son on TV One

Lorenzen Wright's Mom Talks About Her Son on TV One

It's been three years since Memphis basketball star Lorenzen Wright was killed. Today his killer remains on the loose.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - It's been three years since Memphis basketball star Lorenzen Wright was killed. Today his killer remains on the loose.

"It starts off telling about his life where he came from. It rushed up to the tragedy of what happened," said Deborah Marion.

On Monday, TV One will air "Celebrity Crime Files" a show about NBA player Lorenzen Wright of Memphis.

Experts will try to figure out what happened leading up to the exact moment Wright lost his life in a hail of bullets. It's a tragic death that remains unsolved and continues to haunt his mother.

"But I just really wanted it to be out there for the world to see because somebody knows something. Cause to shoot him and leave him there, somebody know how he left that house and how he got to where he got to. They right here in Memphis Tennessee. They never left. They never went anywhere. Never went on vacation. They've been right here," said Marion.

Wright was reported missing by his family on July 19, 2010. Two weeks later, his body was found in a Southeast Memphis field. Today we visited with Wright's Mom at Cavalry cemetery, where his body is buried. She visits his gravesite everyday.

"My baby supposed to be doing this for me. I don't suppose to be doing this for him. I told him along time ago ya'll ain't gone be no honorary pallbearer you and your brother gone carry me with ya'll friends. Never had no idea that they would be carrying him first," said Marion.

Rumors swirled that Wright was possibly involved in illegal drug activity leading up to his death.

"Director Godwin before he left, he investigated that through and through and he says no. We never heard that from one person anyway. Name one person you ever heard that said Lorenzen and drugs in the same sentence," said Marion.

Not only is Deborah dealing with her son's death, she's also been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a disease that runs in her family.

"Oh I feel okay. Some days I feel even better than this but when I really gone feel better is when this happen for my son because he can't rest right here. I tell them all the time go out to the cemetery stand or hop on his grave because he's turning over cause people think they've gotten away but there's no perfect murder," she said.

Marion says she'll never stop searching for her son's killer and wants that person to know, "I'm not giving up. No matter what you do. You gone have to kill me to shut me up . That was my firstborn child. I'm never giving up. After this Tv One show, I'm already on to my next show. As much of exposure I can get for my child, that's what I'm gone do till the day I die."


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