Javaris Crittenton

Homicide charge is latest trouble for former Wizard

Javaris Crittenton never had a chance to establish a reputation in the NBA before he became notorious. He was the other, seemingly insignificant half in one of the most embarassing incidents the Wizards franchise has had to face.

An often-injured, undistinguished player, Crittenton got caught up in the locker-room gun incident with Gilbert Arenas in December 2009 — a situation that led to both players getting suspended for the rest of the season, Arenas spending time in a halfway house, and Crittenton pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and a year's probation.

Now, nearly 19 months after he pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to possession of an unregistered...