Governor offers reward in former NBA player's murder - WSMV Channel 4

Governor offers reward in former NBA player's murder

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the state will issue a $5,000 reward to the person or persons providing information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of any person who committed, attempted to commit or conspired to commit the homicide of Lorenzen Wright.

Additionally, the governor announced that the state will match up to $5,000 if any other organization offers a reward for a potential total of $10,000.

Haslam offered the reward in response to requests made by Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton.

"It is my hope that this reward leads to information about who committed this crime," Haslam said. "Lorenzen Wright's family has been through a lot, and they deserve answers."

Wright's body was discovered on July 28, 2010, in southeast Shelby County. He played college basketball at the University of Memphis and was a former NBA player who played for the Memphis Grizzlies.

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