Sherra Wright withdraws her petition to get plea deal overturned


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sherra Wright withdrew her petition to have her case overturned during a brief court appearance on Tuesday.

After admitting to her role in the death of Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Lorenzen Wright, attorneys for Wright originally told a judge they were going to try to overturn her plea deal during a hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

However, once in court Sherra Wright took to the stand to say she was withdrawing that petition. The judge stated she can not seek another post conviction relief, meaning she will have to serve the rest of her sentence until she comes up for parole.

Court documents obtained by WREG do not say why she withdrew her petition.

Wright pleaded guilty and was sentenced to decades in prison for facilitation of murder. The case against her was tied to the death of Lorenzen Wright who was shot to death back in 2010. 

She originally claimed that her confession was coerced and that her first attorneys were ineffective.  

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The hearing was originally scheduled last month but was postponed after her lawyer failed to show up. 

Billy Ray Turner, Wright’s alleged accomplice, is expected to go on trial for first-degree murder and conspiracy charges Jan. 31. He has pleaded not guilty.

For our full coverage of this case, click here.

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