Javaris Crittendon Will Turn Himself In

Javaris Crittenton, wanted for the murder of a young woman in Atlanta, is turning himself in.

Crittenton will be on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and should arrive in his hometown “very early [Tuesday] morning,” said attorney Brian Steel, retained by family members earlier Monday.

“Mr. Crittenton wants to clear his name,” Steel told the AJC. “He’s innocent of the charges.”

According to the allegations, Crittenton sought revenge after he was robbed.  That revenge is alleged to have resulted in a drive by shooting in which a young woman, a mother of four, was shot and killed.  She was not believed to be the intended target. 

Crittenton, of course, is known for his notorious locker room incident with Gilbert Arenas in which both pulled guns on each other over a gambling debt.  That is guaranteed to come back and haunt him.  A history of gun violence doesn’t bode well for the “I didn’t do it” argument.

But we live in a “innocent until proven guilty” society.  So we’ll have to wait and see how this turns out.  But to say it doesn’t look good is an understatement.