Shocking new details from Sherra Wright's defense team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reginald Robinson was once married to Sherra Wright, according to a marriage license obtained by FOX13.

Shelby County said Robinson has been a sheriff’s deputy since 1999, now he’s a witness in former NBA star Lorenzen Wright’s murder trial, according to the defense attorney, Juni Ganguli.

“One of the allegations is Sherra was sitting around and talking about how to kill Lorenzen,” Ganguli said. “It’s something that we don’t think actually happened, but one of the witnesses says that Reginald Robinson was around when this meeting occurred.”

Lorenzen Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010 when he left the home of Sherra Wright. The next day, police received a phone call from his cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to Shelby County District Attorney's Office.

Sherra Wright’s defense team filed a motion for specific discovery regarding witnesses Reginald Robinson and Kenny Brown.

Brown was named in the affidavit for the search warrant of Sherra’s phone.

Sherra’s defense attorney said Wright’s ex-husband, Robinson is named about five times throughout the discovery- once in a statement by Wright’s cousin, Jimmy Martin regarding the murder weapon.

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“He was a sheriff’s deputy and Jimmy Martin had said that the gun was like the type of gun police use, and he has a relationship with Sherra so,” Gnaguli said.

FOX13's Alexa Lorenzo asked, "So at one point, it did cross your mind that it could be his (Robinson's)"
Ganguli shrugged and replied, "We want to explore everything."

Investigators say in 2017 Jimmy Martin who is a convicted murderer lead them to the weapon used to kill Lorenzen. It was found in this Mississippi lake.

That same man we now know has made several other allegations.

BACKGROUND INFO ON THE CASE

Judge Lee Coffee said he hopes the trial be concluded by the end of the year. Previously in court, he expressed gratitude for the patience shown by Deborah Marion, who is Lorenzen's mother.

Marion told FOX13 she expected the mental evaluation to show Sherra was competent -- saying she did not believe the accused killer is crazy. The report did determine Sherra was mentally fit to stand trial.

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Juni Ganguli took over after Sherra's original team of lawyers – Steve Farese, Jr. and Blake Ballin – told the judge they could no longer represent her and asked to be removed from the case. During that hearing, Sherra was wearing a red jumpsuit – which was indicative of discipline for misbehavior.

The behavior was outlined by Judge Lee Coffee during Sherra’s bond hearing in May. He said she stripped off her clothes in her celled, stuffed them in the toilet and said ‘I am going swimming y’all.’ Jail staff also accused the alleged killer of being abusive and cursing at them, along with other inmates.

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Lorenzen Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010 when he left the home of Sherra Wright. The next day, police received a phone call from his cell phone, but it was interrupted by gunfire, according to Shelby County District Attorney's Office.

Wright's body was later discovered on July 28, 2010 in a field near Hacks Cross and Winchester. The 34-year-old was shot multiple times.

Investigators found the alleged murder weapon in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi on November 9, 2017.

Billy Turner was arrested and charged in Wright's murder on Tuesday, December 5.

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Sherra Wright was arrested on December 15 at her home in California. She was extradited back to Memphis and charged in the murder. He is being held on a $15 million bond.

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Investigators believe the duo tried to kill Lorenzen multiple times. The details were outlined by police during a news conference in December 2017. Her bond is set at $20 million.

More details regarding the alleged murder plot were revealed during Turner's bond hearing in early May. In a statement read by prosecutors, Sherra's cousin Jimmy Martin provided step-by-step details for how the killing allegedly unfolded.