KILLED: Lorenzen Wright
THE MOTHER of murdered basketball player Lorenzen Wright is suing the city of Germantown, Tennessee, after they allegedly ignored his phone call to emergency services before he was killed.
It has been reported that Wright, 34, made a call to 911 in a bid to escape his killer, moments before he shot to death in July 2010.
Deborah Marion has accused the 911 operator of a violation of Wright’s human rights, after it was revealed that the call was never forwarded to the police.
The operator who answered the call, Claudia Kelney-Woods, was believed to have heard a voice, then swearing, followed by the sound of at least 10 gunshots.
Woods was said to have then attempted to recall the number to no answer, and chose not to send on the call to Memphis authorities.
Wright's 7ft tall body was found decomposing in woodlands 10 days after his death. His murder case remains unsolved.