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State Reward Offered in Memphis Murder of Basketball Player

News release from governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced 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.”
Tennessee Code Section 40-8-101 authorizes the Governor to offer a reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of person involved in certain criminal activity.
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.