Sherra Wright transferred to custody of Tennessee Department of Correction

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Sherra Wright has now been transferred to the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says Wright was transferred from Shelby County Jail East Friday, following her plea deal Thursday in the murder of her ex-husband Lorenzen Wright.

Wright was murdered in 2010, and the guilty plea came almost 9 years to the day after Wright’s body was found on July 28th, 2010. Ex-wife Sherra Wright and Billy Turner were charged with the crime in 2017.

Sherra Wright pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit first-degree murder in Wright’s death. That carries a 30-year sentence. She also pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit attempted first-degree murder, with an 8-year sentence. The sentences run concurrently. Sherra Wright would be eligible for parole after 30% of the sentence is served, after 9 years. She will get credit for time served (nearly two years).

Prosecutors say Billy Turner also still faces charges in Lorenzen Wright’s death and that trial remains set for September.

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