Mookie Blaylock To Serve Three Years For Vehicular Homicide
October 27 / Zach Berger / SportsGrid
Mookie Blaylock, a former NBA guard, pled guilty to vehicular homicide on court on Monday. Blaylock received a 15-year prison sentence for the crime and will serve just three years followed by eight years of probation. The sentencing stems from a car crash on May 31, 2013, when Blaylock's car collided head-on with another in Clayton County, Georgia.
Blaylock was in critical condition on life support after the accident, but improved soon after. A passenger in the other behicle died from injuries sustained during the crash. He was driving on a suspended license.
He was not believed to be drunk despite a former DUI offense, but Blaylock did swerve out of his lane, which was the cause of the head-on crash that killed Monica Murphy, a mother of five. Blaylock was suffering from seizures leading up to the date of the car crash and was ordered not to drive by doctors.
The former point guard played in the NBA for 11 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and Golden State Warriors. He was an All-Star in 1994 and led the league in steals twice. Blaylock averaged 13.5 points and 2.3 steals per game over his career.