Crittenton agrees to waive extradition
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton agreed to waive extradition Wednesday in Los Angeles and return to Atlanta to face a murder charge.
Crittenton told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that he had voluntarily signed the waiver. He was arrested Monday night at John Wayne Airport in Southern California.
At attorney for Crittenton said his client had surrendered without incident after purchasing a one-way flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
In addition to the murder charge, Crittenton had been charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Crittenton has been charged in the Aug. 19 shooting death of Julian Jones, a 22-year-old mother of four. The former NBA player allegedly fired shots from an SUV that hit Jones, who authorities say likely wasn’t the intended victim.
Defense attorney Brian Steel has insisted the Crittenton is innocent of the charge.
Crittenton played 113 games in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards and was one of the players involved in the card game that led to the suspension of Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas for bringing guns to the locker room.