Fourth Suspect Charged in Memphis Football Player Murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say they charged a University of Memphis student with murder because he gave information about the victim to three men who shot him during a botched robbery.

Police said today the three non students targeted football player Taylor Bradford because they believed he had won several thousand dollars at a casino.

Police found Bradford dead from a single gunshot wound late the night of September 30th after his car crashed into a tree just off the U of M campus.

Officials said today 21-year-old Devin Jefferson is charged with first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated attempted robber.

U of M President Shirley Raines says Jefferson was a student and a part-time university employee, who refereed intramural sports.

Police charged the other three suspects yesterday -- DaeShawn Tate, Victor Trezevant and Courtney Washington.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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