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Just a week after declaring for the NBA Draft, Tulane University basketball stat Teshaun Hightower has been arrested for the murder of a man in Stockbridge, GA.

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TMZ is reporting that the 6’5″ NBA prospect was pinched over the weekend by authorities who are claiming he and five other men were involved in the murder of 24-year-old Devante Long. According to the report on April 8 Hightower and five men showed up on the doorsteps of Long’s home at 10:49am before a dispute ensued and shots were fired. Long was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Hightower was arrested at 9:50pm this past Saturday night and booked on 8 charges including felony murder and felony assault.

Police have since bagged four of the five other men suspected of being there.

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Hightower’s attorney, Averick Walker, is vehemently claiming the college basketball star is innocent and pointing the finger at his brother, Jeffery who he says shot Devante Long in self-defense.

College Hoops Star Teshaun Hightower Arrested For Murder After Declaring For NBA Draft  was originally published on hiphopwired.com

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