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Former Georgia football player faces LIFE in prison after being indicted for murder

Former Georgia Bulldog wide receiver Ahkil Crumpton has been indicted for a murder of a gas station employee and the gun now links him back to another unsolved homicide in Philadelphia.

A federal grand jury has indicted a former University of Georgia football player on four charges tied to the killing of a gas station employee.

According to reports, Ahkil Crumpton faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges.

The Philadelphia native was arrested in his hometown and charged with murder March 16. Elijah Wood, 23, was working the overnight shift at the RaceTrac located in the 7900 block of Macon Highway on March 19, 2021, according to Fox 5 in Atlanta, when a masked gunman walked into the store, pointed his handgun at Wood, and pulled the trigger around 1:40 a.m.

Crumpton could be in more trouble though. Although he has been indicted for the killing in Georgia, the gun he used in the killing of Wood tracked back to another unsolved homicide in Philadelphia.

After nearly a year of searching, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office say they were notified in February by the  agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of a ballistic match used in Wood’s murder. According to investigators, the match showed the same gun was used at a homicide Philadelphia after Wood’s murder.

In Athens, Crumpton was a wide receiver for the University of Georgia from 2017 to 2019. He played in 24 total games in his career, according to UGA Athletics.

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