Ex-Wizards' Crittenton to be returned to Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say former Washington Wizards basketball player Javaris Crittenton will be returned to Atlanta from Los Angeles on Thursday to face a murder charge.

Atlanta police Sgt. Curtis Davenport says Crittenton will be brought back to Georgia by the department's fugitive unit, and will be held at the Fulton County Jail once he arrives in Atlanta.

Authorities said Crittenton is being returned to face the charge in the death of 22-year-old Julian Jones, a mother of four who was hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting. Police said the shots were aimed at someone walking with her. Crittenton denies involvement.

Crittenton was detained at a southern California airport two weeks ago when he was about to board a flight to Atlanta.