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Report: Assistant for Lorenzen Wright turns over audio tapes to police

The personal assistant to slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright said she had audio recordings of Wright's ex-wife threatening to harm him, according to a report.

Wendy Wilson told ABC24-WPTY that the Sherra Wright, who was divorced from Lorenzen in January, was recorded saying "things like if she caught him with anyone else, she'd have him 'bleeped up' or whatever."

Wright had been missing since July 18 when he left his ex-wife's house with an unidentified person around midnight. Family members filed a missing persons report on July 22.

Wright's body was found last Wednesday. Memphis police said the cause of death was "homicide by gunshot wound."

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  • Wilson said she filed a police report because she thought Sherra Wright's comments were "threatening." Wilson told police that Lorenzen Wright asked her to keep the tapes, saying "he wouldn't have asked me to keep them if he didn't think he'd need them someday."

    The station also reported that police detectives searched the home and backyard of Sherra Wright on Sunday.

    "I just assume it's part of the routine investigation," Coleman Garrett, Sherra Wright's attorney, told WPTY.

    Wright, who starred at the University of Memphis, played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.


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