Ex-NBA player Crittenton returned to Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say former Washington Wizards basketball player Javaris Crittenton has been returned to Atlanta from Los Angeles to face a murder charge.

Fulton County sheriff's office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said Thursday night that Crittenton had arrived and was in custody.

Crittenton, a former Georgia Tech star, is charged in the death of 22-year-old Julian Jones. She was hit by gunfire during a drive-by shooting. Police say the shots were aimed at someone walking with her.

Crittenton denies any involvement.

Last year, Crittenton pleaded guilty to a gun charge after a locker room altercation with Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas. He served a year of unsupervised probation.