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Trial date for Billy Ray Turner, man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, postponed for the third time

Billy Ray Turner, who is charged in the death of former NBA star Lorenzen Wright, appears in...
Billy Ray Turner, who is charged in the death of former NBA star Lorenzen Wright, appears in court on Monday.(Source: WMC)
Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 6:48 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The trial date for Billy Ray Turner, the man charged with the murder of former Grizzly and Memphis Tigers basketball star Lorenzen Wright, has been rescheduled, yet again.

His trial was previously rescheduled for Oct. 26 due to new evidence being discovered. The original trial date was supposed to begin in September.

Turner’s one-time co-defendant, Sherra Wright, Lorenzen’s ex-wife, pleaded guilty to facilitation to murder in July. It’s not known yet if she will testify.

Sherra Wright and Turner were both charged with Lorenzen Wright’s 2010 murder in 2017.

Turner’s new trial date has not been scheduled.

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