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Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:55 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 7:29 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverjavaris-crittenton

What drives a man to murder?

It's impossible to truly know, but motives come in all shapes and sizes. For Javaris Crittenton, a former NBA player charged with murdering a mother of four in Atlanta, one possible motive, according to police, is revenge for a robbery at gunpoint. 

The Associated Press reports new details of an April robbery that Crittenton had previously reported to police.

Crittenton told police he and a friend were leaving a barbershop around 10:50 p.m. April 21 when two teenagers surprised them as they returned to their car, according to police report released to The Associated Press.

One teenager held Crittenton at gunpoint and ordered him to "give me what you got," he told police. He said he handed over a $25,000 black diamond necklace, a $30,000 black diamond watch, an iPhone and $25 cash, according to the report.

Jullian Jones, the woman whom police allege was shot by Crittenton, was reportedly outside her home with a male teenager when she was gunned down. The man, Trontavious Stephens, denies knowing and robbing Crittenton but identified him as the shooter, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that Crittenton had sought to borrow money in 2010 from former Washington Wizards teammate Gilbert Arenas to pay for his mother's "escalating medical bills" even after a locker room confrontation between the two saw both players suspended. The paper also quoted Arenas as saying that Crittenton had been acting "more gangsta" following their confrontation, which involved guns in the Verizon Center's locker room.

Crittenton, 23, has claimed his innocence and was arrested at an airport in California on Monday as he attempted to fly back to Georgia to turn himself in to authorities. His NBA career lasted just two seasons, including stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies and Wizards. He was cut by the Charlotte Bobcats during training camp in 2010 and had been playing in the D-League. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 assists in 16.4 minutes per game in the NBA.

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:42 pm

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

I don't get it, the shooting happened in August and the robbery in April. He spends four months finding the guy and then shoots the wrong person?

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:06 pm
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Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:13 pm

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

miss the days when we just had fist fights! im only 30 but when i was younger we would just have brawls, people had knives, mostly the nortes, but we didnt shoot people  as much!any punk can shoot someone. a man uses his fists if he has a big problem. and dont stomp someones head either. then it is done with.

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:52 am

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

Thank God we have a justice system, because if it were up to all of you guys, we could just put Crittenton behind bars for life right now and forget about a pesky, annoying trial.
I pray for the kids who were orphaned, and may that woman's soul rest in peace.

Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:10 am

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

This thread is managing to bring plenty of bigotry and ignorance out of the woodwork, that's for sure!

It was foolish of Crittenton to be strutting about wearing that kind of jewellery-there are too many punks who would do him for far less.

Then the ignoramus wants payback, sprays gunfire into a group and doesn't even hit his intended target, but manages to take out a mother of four.

Supreme genius in motion-I hope he sees the face of that poor young woman and her four children in his dreams as long as he draws breath-maybe her kids will get to inject that nice little cocktail to end his miserable, worthless life (after the attorneys have exhausted all their appeals, of course).

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:04 am

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

The funny/sad part is he had $55K in jewelry on but had less money in his pockets than I do.  That being said, it seems like we will have to wait to see if there is more to the story.  Perhaps there is and it has been reported already but I would want to know why he started shooting or where this shooting took place?  Perhaps my fellow posters have more info but did he just start shooting after getting robbed, did he trail suspects and then get out and start shooting?  This bit here makes it seem like he got robbed and then just went to some random house and started shooting at some guy named Trontavious for no good reason.  It will be interesting to see how this unfolds, either way I don't see Mr. Crittenton being a productive member of society ever because I always feel most of us aren't rolling around with guns getting into these type situations, perhaps I will be proven wrong though.

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:08 am

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

When a Javaris and a Trontavious get together, you know nothing productive is going to come out of it...

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:14 am

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

What the hell kind of barbershop is open @ 10:50 P.M.? The only thing more stupid in this story is our hero having 50 grand in jewelry on his person when some young thug demands his. I'm sorry, but the only person I care about in this whole sordid story is no longer with us.

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:37 pm

Police: Crittenton was robbed of $55K in jewelry

jalen's a fool.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:17 pm
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