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Javaris Crittenton To Surrender To Atlanta Police, Claims Innocence In Murder Allegations

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UPDATE: Crittenton surrendered to police in California late last night.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Javaris Crittenton will turn himself in to Atlanta police after being charged with murder in an alleged incident involving a drive-by shooting of a 22-year old mother of four.  That's good news if only because this means Crittenton being at-large is a bit of a queasy thought.

In addition, Crittenton is claiming he is innocent.

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."

Now, we let the legal system do what it is meant to do.  None of this changes the fact that a mother of four is now dead, which is the real tragedy here, but at least now there will be some resolution on this incredibly sad story.