View Full Version : Ex NBAer Jarvis Crittenton realesed on bond for murder charges

09-28-2011, 02:29 AM
After being charged with murder in late August, ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton was allowed to be released on bond by an Atlanta judge.

According to the Associated Press, the 23-year-old -- who last played for the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League -- was released on a $230,000 bond after Fulton County Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson made the decision Tuesday (September 27), following hours of testimony by his friends and coaches.

She also ordered former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt and others who testified on his behalf to co-sign the bond.

Crittenton is charged in the August shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones, who police believe was hit by mistake in a drive-by shooting by the ball player.

Authorities believed that Crittenton was aiming for someone walking with her, who he believed robbed him for jewelry months earlier.

His defense attorney Brian Steel said he is not guilty and the charges are based on faulty eyewitness testimony.

Crittenton was drafted by the Los Lakers in 2007, but was traded in his rookie year to the Memphis Grizzlies.

He also played for the Washington Wizards.