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Crittenton agrees to turns himself in, claims innocence

Javaris Crittenton

In this photo taken Sept. 30, 2010, Charlotte Bobcats’ Javaris Crittenton talks to the media after practice during the NBA basketball team’s training camp in Wilmington, N.C. Now with Charlotte and finally healthy, Crittenton vows never again to get “caught up in foolishness and nonsense and with crazy people around you” as he tries to make the Bobcats. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


Former NBA guard Javaris Crittenton, who was charged with shooting and killing a 22-year old mother of four less than 48 hours ago, has turned himself in to Atlanta authorities. Christian Boone of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story:

The lawyer for former Georgia Tech basketball star Javaris Crittenton said his client has agreed to surrender to local authorities who’ve charged him in the shooting death of a 22-year-old mother of four.

Crittenton will be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and should arrive in his hometown “very early [Tuesday] morning,” said attorney Brian Steel, retained by family members earlier Monday.

“Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name,” Steel told the AJC. “He’s innocent of the charges.”

If found guilty of the charges against him, Crittenton will almost certainly face life in prison. We will keep you updated on this story as it develops.