Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton indicted on murder charges
WSB-TV tweeted that Javaris Crittendon has been indicted on murder charges.
According to WSB-TV former NBA player Javaris Crittenton faces 12 counts connected with August 2011 murder of a 22-year old woman in Atlanta. He was released on bond in September of that year.
According to WSB-TV, Fulton County Assistant District Attorney Gabriel Banks said not only was Crittenton a gang member, but once he was robbed, he tried to settle the score and find other members from rival gangs who tried to take jewelry from him. Crittenton allegedly opened fire, killing the mother of four children.
They also allege that NBA player joined Mansfield Crips in Los Angeles after getting drafted with the Lakers.
“This is very concerning to our office that gang activity extends beyond the street level, but actually ventures into professional sports and what type of message that actually extends to the young people here in the city of Atlanta,” said Banks. “So we are very concerned with that and we want to ensure that the young people here in the city of Atlanta don’t copycat those efforts.”
Crittenton played two season in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies.
One can only hope that Crittenton can get his life together–before he has to spend the rest of it behind bars.
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