Former Wizard Arrested on Murder Charges

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    Former Washington Wizard Javaris Crittenton is behind bars this morning, charged with murder. He was arrested last night at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.

    Crittenton, who is now on the roster of an NBA development team, is charged in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Jullian Jones, a mother of four. She was shot while walking with two other men in Atlanta on August 19.

    Police believe one of the men was the intended target, and tell the Washington Post the motive appears to be retaliation for a robbery in which Crittenton was a victim.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Crittenton was at the airport to catch a flight back to Atlanta to turn himself in.

    You may remember Crittenton as the other half of the Gilbert Arenas drama two years ago. He and Arenas got in an argument over a card game on a team flight and then, two days later, pulled guns in the locker room at the Verizon Center.

    Crittenton received a year of probation on a misdemeanor gun charge and Arenas spent some time in a halfway house.