Settlement reached in lawsuit over Wright’s death



MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The estate of basketball player Lorenzen Wright and the city of Germantown have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over his death.

The lawsuit filed by Wright’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright, claimed Germantown dispatchers mishandled a 911 call from Lorenzen Wright’s phone the night he was killed.

The Commercial Appeal reports details of the agreement were made public this week. The document calls for each of Wright’s six children to get an equal share of $85,000 when they turn 18. A federal judge must still sign off on the agreement.

The former basketball star for the University of Memphis and the Memphis Grizzlies had been missing for 10 days when his bullet-ridden body was found in 2010. His death remains unsolved.

Wright spent part of his high school career at Lafayette High in Oxford.

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