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Crittenton Turns Himself In for Murder

Former Georgia Tech basketball player Javaris Crittenton turned himself in to police on Thursday, the day after he was indicted on charges of murder and gang activity in conjunction with the August 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta mother of two. (He had been charged with murder shortly after the shooting.)

Along with his cousin Douglas Gamble, Crittenton is accused of killing Julian Jones in a drive-by shooting in southwest Atlanta. According to prosecutors, Crittenton was aiming for a person that Jones — who was hit in the leg and later died during surgery — was with.

Crittendon was a first round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 after earning Third Team All-ACC honors in his lone season with the Yellow Jackets. His career and life were quickly derailed in December 2009, however, after he reportedly pulled a gun on teammate Gilbert Arenas in the Washington Wizards locker room.

One month later, he received a season-long suspension and was released by the Wizards — the last time he was on an NBA roster. Javaris Crittenton profile

[SportsGrid]

 
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