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April 29, 2015 Updates

Former Georgia Tech and NBA standout Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to killing a 23-year-old mother of four in August 2011. Crittenton, 27, then was sentenced to 23 years as part of a plea deal. Crittenton apologized for the shooting death of Julian Jones, calling it a horrible accident. Crittenton and his cousin and co-defendant Douglas Gamble, 29, were charged with murder, felony murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and participation in criminal street gang activity. Both pleaded guilty to lesser charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former National Basketball Association player Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the 2011 death of an Atlanta woman, admitting he fired an automatic rifle in a drive-by shooting but saying he never meant to kill anyone. Crittenton, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a murder charge and a judge sentenced him to 23 years in prison and 17 years of probation. Yahoo! Sports

Sobbing, he claimed he intended only to scare someone and was heartbroken to learn he had killed Jones. Prosecutors said the shooting was gang-related and retaliation against a person Crittenton believed had robbed him. "I apologize from the depths of my heart," Crittenton said. "I'm not a murderer. I made a mistake, one that I wish I could take back." Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua angrily interrupted Crittenton and chastised him for calling the shooting an accident. Yahoo! Sports

April 27, 2015 Updates

Jury selection began Monday for a former NBA player and Georgia Tech Standout. Javaris Crittenton is accused of killing a mother of four in 2011. Investigators said it all started with a stolen iPhone and jewelry, and ended with murder in August of that year. They said that's when 22-year-old Julian Jones was walking with a group of people near Macon Drive when occupants inside a black SUV opened fire. CBS 46

January 21, 2014 Updates

Disgraced NBA player Javaris Crittenton was part of a MASSIVE drug ring -- that was hoping to move 400 KILOS of cocaine and 10 POUNDS of weed ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports. We broke the story .. the former Washington Wizards player was arrested in Atlanta last week during a sting operation that netted 20 suspects ... some with stereotypical drug cartel nicknames like "Crutch," "Chop" and "Carlito." Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/21/javaris-crittenton-conspired-to-buy-400-kilos-of-cocaine-cops-say/#ixzz2r33H8gf2 TMZ.com

January 16, 2014 Updates

Former Georgia Tech basketball standout and NBA first-round draft pick Javaris Crittenton will remain in jail. Crittenton, one of more than a dozen people arrested Wednesday in a drug sting, waived his first court appearance Thursday. “He will remain in the Fulton County Jail,” Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. “No bond.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 15, 2014 Updates

Javaris Crittenton -- the former NBA star who was famously involved in a locker room gun standoff with Gilbert Arenas -- was arrested on drug charges in Georgia, TMZ Sports has learned. Crittenton -- who is still facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman -- was busted in Fulton County early Wednesday morning. According to his booking sheet, the 26-year-old was arrested for "Conspiracy To Violate Georgia Controlled Substance Act." TMZ.com

October 6, 2013 Updates

Former Georgia Tech basketball standout Javaris Crittenton must remain home every night until his murder trial after allegedly intimidating the prosecutor of his case, a judge ruled Thursday. And the recording of a jailhouse phone call in which Crittenton claimed to want to beat up the prosecutor was key in the judge’s decision to modify the former NBA player’s bond conditions. The 29-year-old Crittenton, an alleged member of the Crips gang, is awaiting trial in the 2011 shooting death of Atlanta mother of four Julian Jones. He’s also accused of shooting at Trontavious Stephens days earlier – both cases of misdirected retribution at a rival gang, authorities said. Crittenton is charged with murder, felony murder, criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, gun possession during the commission of a felony and participation in a criminal street gang. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In addition to forcing Crittenton to remain in his home from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. each day until trial, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua ordered him back on a 24-hour ankle monitor. He’d been off the monitor since March. She also required him to get her permission to travel, and forbade him from coming within 100 yards of the Fulton County courthouse without a scheduled hearing there. She ordered that he be picked up immediately by law enforcement should his ankle monitor indicate any malfunctions or lack of connection. Following the emergency hearing that ended just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, LaGrua ordered Crittenton to be in his Fayette County home no later than 8 p.m. that evening and to stay there until he could arrange with his attorney Brian Steel to set up the ankle monitor. “Your actions in this case have been inexcusable,” LaGrua said of the incident and subsequent phone conversation. “Based on the phone call, it was clear that was his intention.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 5, 2013 Updates

Former NBA and Georgia Tech hoops star Javaris Crittenton is now back in jail. The former Atlanta Journal-Constitution Mr. Georgia Basketball surrendered to officials at the Fulton County Jail late Thursday afternoon on murder charges. Crittenton, 25, was indicted Tuesday on murder, attempted murder and criminal gang activity charges, among other offenses, for allegedly shooting and killing Julian Jones with an assault rifle in August 2011 and trying to kill another man from a rival gang. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Prosecutors said Crittenton and his cousin Douglas Gamble killed 23-year-old Jones on Aug. 19, 2011, while gunning for Trontavious Stephens, who was with the Atlanta mother of four when she was shot. Stephens, prosecutors said, had robbed Crittenton at gunpoint months earlier. Days before the shooting, prosecutors said Crittenton shot at, but missed, Stephens’ brother, Demontinez. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

April 3, 2013 Updates

A Fulton County grand jury handed up a murder indictment against former NBA player Javaris Crittenton on Tuesday afternoon. 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.The shooting happened on Macon Drive in southwest Atlanta. Channel 2's Ryan Young spoke to prosecutors outside of the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday. 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. WSB Channel 2

April 2, 2013 Updates

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been indicted on murder charges, Atlanta TV WSB-TV tweeted. Crittenton was charged with murder in August of 2011 of a 22-year old woman in Atlanta and was released on bond in September of that year. USA Today Sports

December 20, 2012 Updates

Javaris Crittenton -- ex-NBA star and accused murderer -- is now being accused of slapping his baby mama in the face while she was breastfeeding their 1-day-old child ... TMZ has learned. Crittenton has temporarily been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Tyress Daniels and their newborn son ... after she filed court docs outlining a pattern of domestic violence. TMZ.com

September 4, 2012 Updates

From the way ex-NBA star Javaris Crittenton was partying in L.A. this weekend ... with a TON of hot chicks ... you'd never believe it's been almost a year since he was charged with murder. The 24-year-old was outside Blok nightclub in Hollywood with at least 4 smokin' hot lady friends ... where he told us, "Everything is great man ... God is great." Last September, Crittenton was in custody in Georgia ... after officials charged him with murder in the 2011 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones. TMZ.com

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