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Former NBA Guard Javaris Crittenton sentenced to 23 years for shooting death of Atlanta woman

April 30, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former NBA Guard Javaris Crittenton sentenced to 23 years for shooting death of Atlanta woman

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A judge sentenced Former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton to 23 years in prison and an additional 17 years of probation on Wednesday he pled guilty to charges for a 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman.

Crittenton, 27, was a former 1st round pick in 2007. During his two-year NBA career, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Washington Wizards.

Fans best remember him for his 2009 confrontation with former teammate Gilbert Arenas, where he pulled a gun on Crittenton in the lockerroom. As part of a plea bargain, Crittenton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm as part of a plea bargain. In exchange, Prosecutors dropped the initial murder charge.

Prosecutors accused Crittenton and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, of gunning down a 22-year-old mother of four, Julian Jones, in a 2011 drive-by shooting.

Investigators said Gamble drove the car while Crittenton was the shooter. Gamble also pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to three years in prison and 17 years of probation.

Prosecutors said the shooting was gang-related, in retaliation against an individual who Crittenton accused of robbing him. In court, Crittenton read a statement where he issued a “tearful apology” to the family of Jones’ family, calling her shooting “a horrible accident.” according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV.

While he awaited, trial in Jan. 2014, Feds indicted Crittenton after a Federal drug investigation and accused of trafficking multiple kilos of cocaine and large quantities of marijuana.

Crittenton’s gang involvement began after befriending a member of the Los Angles based Mansfield Gangster Crips as he was an NBA rookie. “Javaris saw the glamor, The way we move, he felt many attract to that. That’s the powerful part,” one Mansfield Crip told FOX Sports’ Flinder Boyd in an interview last year.

Another sad story like Aaron Hernandez, Crittenton had the opportunity of a lifetime and squandered it all for non-sense.

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