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Ex-NBA player indicted on murder, gang charges


In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton appears during a hearing on murder charges in the August drive-by shooting of 22-year-old mother of four, Julian Jones, in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta. Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Tuesday, April 2, 2013 that 25-year-old Crittenton and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, are charged in the death of Julian Jones and the attempted murder of another man. AP FILE PHOTO/David Goldman, Pool

ATLANTA–Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been indicted on charges of murder and gang activity.

Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Tuesday that 25-year-old Crittenton and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, are charged in the death of an Atlanta woman and the attempted murder of another man.

Julian Jones was shot and killed while walking with a group in August 2011. Authorities say that incident and a second shooting were gang-related, and may have been retaliation after Crittenton was the victim of a robbery.

Crittenton was drafted by the Lakers in 2007 and has also played for the Wizards and Grizzlies. He was suspended in 2010 for pulling a gun in the Wizards’ locker room.

Crittenton’s attorney, Brian Steel, says his client is not guilty.


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