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Jury Seated in Former NBA Player's Murder Trial in Memphis

In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Billy Ray Turner makes an appearance in Judge Lee V. Coffee's courtroom in Memphis, Tenn. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, March 14, 2022, in the trial of a man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field nearly 12 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. Billy Ray Turner has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy, and could face life in prison if convicted. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File, File)
In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Billy Ray Turner makes an appearance in Judge Lee V. Coffee's courtroom in Memphis, Tenn. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, March 14, 2022, in the trial of a man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field nearly 12 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. Billy Ray Turner has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy, and could face life in prison if convicted. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File, File)
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Memphis, Tenn. (AP) -- Opening statements were set for Tuesday in the trial of a man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field nearly 12 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee.

A 15-person jury was seated Monday in the trial of Billy Ray Turner, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. Twelve of the 15 jurors will end up deciding whether to find Turner guilty or acquit him. He could face life in prison if convicted.