Prosecutors in Michigan announced on Monday that former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with murder in the death of a relative.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a news release viewed by ESPN that Appling, 29, is suspected of fatally shooting 66-year-old Clyde Edmonds last month.
According to Worthy, Edmonds is the husband of Appling’s mother’s cousin.
“It is alleged that Appling had a dispute with Mr. Edmonds over a weapon, and he fatally shot the victim many times before fleeing the scene,” according to the statement from the prosecutors’ office.
The former basketball star, who attended MSU from 2010 to 2014, has been held in jail since May 24, with no formal court arraignment date scheduled.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Appling’s girlfriend is charged with one count of accessory after the fact and one count of lying to a police officer in the case.