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The ex-wife of a slain NBA player has been arrested in connection to his murder, according to reports.

Sherra Wright was arrested in Riverside, Calif., on Friday night more than seven years after Lorenzen Wright’s bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb.

While her indictment is still sealed, the basketball player's mother Deborah Marion said police told her Sherra Wright will face murder charges, Fox13 reported.

Billy Turner — a deacon at the church Lorenzen and Sherra Wright attended — was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty.

image Lorenzen Wright's murder remained one of Memphis police's highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in Mississippi last month. (Mark Duncan/AP)

Lorenzen Wright's murder remained one of Memphis police's highest-profile cold cases until investigators found a murder weapon in Mississippi last month.

The 34-year-old who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was last seen on July 18, 2010, as he left his ex-wife’s home.

In the early morning of July 19, a police dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown received a call from Wright's cell phone. Dispatchers acknowledged they heard noises like gunshots before the call was dropped.

image Sherra Wright, ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright, cries during a memorial service honoring the life of Lorenzen Wright in 2010. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)

But dispatchers didn't alert patrol officers or commanders because they couldn't confirm it came from their jurisdiction. They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.

Wright's mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. Authorities in Collierville were accused of dragging their feet in the days after the report was filed, and an apparent lack of communication kept authorities from linking the 911 call to the missing-person report.

Wright, who had bullet fragments lodged in his skull, chest, and right forearm, was found in a field near the woods in the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat.

image Billy R. Turner was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

After Sherra Wright was arrested on Friday, Marion expressed her relief and thanked Jesus.

Sherra Wright divorced Lorenzen Wright months before he died, her divorce attorney Gail Mathes told the Daily News in 2010.

She hadn't held a job in 17 years and was nearly $3 million in debt, Mathes said.

image Relatives of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pray during a candlelight vigil in his honor on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Memphis, Tenn. (Adrian Sainz/AP)

While Mathes said she "didn't have any motive to kill because he had no money," her former mother-in-law believes Sherra was driven by her son's $1 million life insurance policy, FOX13 reported.

Lorenzen Wright's former personal assistant also claimed she had audio tapes that show Sherra Wright made threatening comments about her ex-husband.

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