RIVERSIDE (CBSLA/AP) —Authorities say the ex-wife of former Los Angeles Clipper Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death after being arrested in Riverside Friday night.

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FIEL — Sherra Wright, ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright, cries during a memorial service honoring the life of Lorenzen Wright on Aug. 4, 2010, at FedExForum in Memphis. (Getty Images)

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis, Tennessee, native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA.

Sherra Wright, 38, was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant during a traffic stop on Interstate 15 near Hidden Valley Parkway at around 8 p.m. Friday, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.

She remained in custody at the Robert Presley Detention Center as of Saturday morning without bail, according to jail records.

She was due to appear at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Monday morning.

Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 – 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. He was shot multiple times. The seven-year investigation into his death has been one of the Memphis Police Department’s most high-profile unsolved cases.

Billy R. Turner was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Dec. 5 in Wright’s death. He has pleaded not guilty. Media reports have said Turner, a landscaper, and Sherra Wright attended the same church. Rallings would not discuss the connection between Turner and Wright, but he said police were confident they knew each other.

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Lorenzen Wright of the Los Angeles Clippers poses with Head Coach Bill Fitch in this 1996 photo at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Calif. (Getty Images)

Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake near Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles east of Memphis.

“The weapon was key,” Rallings said.

Rallings said police are looking at other people in the investigation.

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Sherra Wright. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the insurance money meant to benefit their six children, The Commercial Appeal has reported.

Wright was drafted by the Clippers in 1996. He went on to play for the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father’s involvement as a coach in summer leagues. Former NBA players and friends including Anfernee Hardaway and Elliot Perry attended a memorial service for Wright in the days after his body was found.

Sherra Wright spoke with police after her ex-husband’s body was found. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs on July 18, 2010, as he left her home.

Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to “flip something for $110,000,” the document said.

Sherra Wright said Lorenzen Wright left her home in a car with a person she could not identify. The affidavit said Sherra Wright gave the statements to police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, where she lives, on July 27 – nine days after he left her house for the last time.

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

Dispatchers said they 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’s body was found in a field near some woods at the height of summer, complicating the investigation because evidence had likely deteriorated in the heat. An autopsy report showed bullet fragments were lodged in Wright’s skull, chest and right forearm.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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