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New court documents filed involving murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) -  New court documents were filed Monday involving murdered NBA player Lorenzen Wright.  The Action News 5 Investigators uncovered three court cases that name the Memphis native and former Grizzlies player.

Since the murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright, the courts have converted the debt he shared with ex-wife Sherra Robinson into her name, meaning she will bear the financial burden alone.

Monday morning, a process server filed a Chancery Court document showing he was unable to serve a Breach of Contract summons to the Wrights. The summons is one of two Breach of Contract filings against the couple last year.  One was for defaulting on their property in Eads, while the other was for home owners insurance on that same property. 

The two owned a 17-room, $2.7 million home in Eads, but as their relationship went south, the couple defaulted on the home. First Tennessee Bank is now battling Sherra Wright for $1.3 million in proceeds the couple took in from the foreclosure sale of the Eads home last May.

In the second filing, Lawyers Title Insurance is suing for 200-thousand dollars in home owners insurance.  While Circuit Court transferred the debt into Sherra Wright's name two weeks ago, Chancery Court documents reveal she has a new source of income to help pick up the slack: Her ex-husband's NBA pension and 401k.

Almost one month to the day before Lorenzen Wright disappeared, he signed two court orders turning over income to his ex-wife.  On May 20th, months after their divorce, both Wright and his wife signed this document turning over 50 percent of his pension and 50 percent of his 401k to his ex-wife.

The financial agreement says if Lorenzen Wright dies before Sherra Wright, her "benefits will not be affected."

Court documents do not reveal when Sherra Wright will begin receiving money.

Monday, Action News 5 made attempts to reach Sherra Wright's divorce attorney, but did not hear back.

Meanwhile, she's considering a civil suit against Germantown Police for its handling of the 911 call from Wright's cell phone the night he was killed.

Investigators say Sherra Wright is not a person of interest in this case.

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