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Former NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Indicted for Murder

Former Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton is indicted on charges of murder and gang activity.

ATLANTA (AP) — 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 a 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 Los Angeles Lakers in 2007 and has also played for the Washington Wizards and Memphis 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.