Three Charged in Memphis Death

Killers planned to rob lineman of his casino winnings
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2007 4:29 PM CDT
Three Charged in Memphis Death
This photo released by the Memphis Police Department on Oct. 8, 2007, shows Victor Trezevant, who is one of three men that were charged Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in the fatal campus shooting of a University of Memphis football player. Taylor Bradford, 21, was shot Sept. 30 shortly before police found him...   (Associated Press)

Three men have been charged in the murder of Taylor Bradford, the University of Memphis defensive lineman gunned down outside his campus apartment last week. Police allege that DaeShawn Tate, 21, Victor Trezevant, 21, and Courtney Washington, 22 went to Bradford's dorm specifically to rob him.  

Bradford was carrying over $7,000 in casino winnings when his body was found, and his assailants may have known about the night's gambling in preparing the robbery. None of the accused are U of M students, but police said they expect to charge at least one other individual and that the plan may have involved students. (More Taylor Bradford stories.)

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