Ex-NBA player Crittenton admits guilt in 2011 shooting death in Atlanta

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Posted: Apr 29, 2015 11:19 AM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former National Basketball Association player Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges involving the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta woman and was sentenced to serve 23 years in prison.

Crittenton, 27, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the murder charge he had faced.

(Reporting by Rich McKay; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Bill Trott)