Ex-NBA player has court hearing on murder charge



ATLANTA (AP) — Former Washington Wizards basketball player Javaris Crittenton is expected to appear in court in Atlanta on a murder charge.

Crittenton is set for a hearing Tuesday on charges in the death of 22-year-old Julian Jones, who was killed in August during a drive-by shooting. Police have said the shots were aimed at someone walking with her.

Crittenton denies any involvement and his attorney said he will be exonerated.

Crittenton starred at Georgia Tech and then was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the 19th overall pick of the 2007. He pleaded guilty last year to a gun charge after a locker room altercation with Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas.

Crittenton served a year of unsupervised probation.