MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Lorenzen Wright’s mother said she found out about the plea deal Wednesday night. It was a day she has been waiting for this day for years.
“I’m so glad this over so my grandkids can heal and rest and come see there grandmama, and can have fun like we used to. That’s what I’m glad about; to see my grandkids let them know they ain’t got to worry about nothing. Everything is under control. It’s in God’s hands now,” said Deborah Marion, Lorenzen Wright’s mother.
Outside the courtroom, Marion told reporters she hopes Sherra Wright’s guilty plea will help bring closure for her family. She said the murder of her son Lorenzen and the arrest of his ex-wife Sherra had split the family apart.
Marion was the first to report Wright missing in 2010 and always believed Sherra was involved. Since his death, Marion has held annual vigils in his memory.
Friends and family members say it’s been a long time coming, but justice has finally been served.
“What happened today was no surprise to me. I always felt it would never go to trial,” said Montel Nevels, Lorenzen Wright’s childhood friend.
As for Sherra pleading, Nevels said, “I think basically, it’s a situation where she played all her cards as much as she can play them, and it came time now she had to step up and admit what she had done.”
Marion directed a message to Sherra Wright in court concerning her grandchildren and wanting to see them. She said it was hard to keep her emotions under control.
“As long as I could think of them, I could stay up and positive. But if I had got off of them we probably would have still been in there or I’d be at 201 locked up,” said Marion.