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Javaris Crittenton indicted on murder charges

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Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been indicted on murder charges.


Javaris Crittenton, a former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, has been indicted on murder charges, according to WSBTV in Atlanta.

Crittenton was accused in 2011 of murdering 22-year-old Julian Jones in a drive-by shooting. Police said that Jones was walking with two men, one of which had allegedly robbed Crittenton, according to ESPN. He was arrested in Los Angeles by the FBI days after Atlanta police issued a warrant for his arrest but was soon released on a bond.

The guard is most well known for being suspended with teammate Gilbert Arenas in 2010 for having a gun in the Washington Wizards' locker room.

Crittenton was selected 19th overall by the Lakers in 2007 and played for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Wizards. He was most recently with the Dakota Wizards of the D-League.

Crittenton averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists per game in the NBA.

Update from WSBTV: "Crittenton is out on bond but he has to turn himself in as he faces 12 counts against him in the death of a woman in 2011."

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