Monday, October 8, 2007

Three Arrested in Shooting Death of University of Memphis Football Player

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Memphis Police announced Monday afternoon that three people have been arrested in connection with the September 30th murder of University of Memphis athlete Taylor Bradford. DaeShawn Tate (21), Victor Trezevant (21), and Courtney Washington (22) were charged with murder in perpetration of an attempted robbery. Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin wouldn't release many details due to the ongoing investigation, but he did say police believe the men were trying to rob Bradford at the time of his death.

"They believed he had something they wanted," says Godwin. The police director said the robbery attempt was unsuccessful.

Earlier this week, Tunica County Sheriff Larry Liddell reported that Bradford may have won several thousand dollars at a Tunica casino the weekend of his murder. Memphis Police will not discuss details of the casino trip due to the ongoing investigation.

Though the three men in custody are not U of M students, Godwin says possible future arrests in the case may involve students.

Bianca Phillips

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