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Ex-Georgia Tech, NBA player Javaris Crittenton pleads guilty in fatal shooting
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ATLANTA — Former Georgia Tech and NBA player Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of a mother of four.

Crittenton appeared in court Wednesday and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Prosecutors have said Crittenton was aiming for a man who had robbed him days before the shooting but shot Julian Jones instead.

Crittenton also was arrested in January 2014 on drug charges while he was out on bond.

Crittenton played with Los Angeles, Memphis and Washington. He signed a non-guarantee contract with Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 before being waived.

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