Javaris Crittenton Pleads Guilty To Voluntary Manslaughter

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Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who was indicted on murder charges two years ago, has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Crittenton was charged with the shooting death of Julian Jones, a mother of four whom Crittenton accidentally shot while seeking vengeance against a gang member who had previously robbed him at gunpoint. Crittenton apologized for shooting Jones when entering his plea, and called her death a horrible mistake, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


Crittenton was also indicted on drug-trafficking charges in January of 2014, after he was arrested in a DEA sting and accused of conspiring to sell “multi-kilo quantities of cocaine and several hundred pounds of marijuana.”

Correction: The original headline of this article stated that Crittenton pleaded guilty to murder. It has been changed to reflect that he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.


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