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Former Rutgers Football Player Charged With Murder In Michigan



Lester “L.J.” Liston, a former linebacker for the Rutgers University football team, has been charged with murder and three other felonies in Michigan.

John Potbury, a spokesperson for the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office said that Liston, 22, was arraigned on Friday, August 4 and will remain held without bail on first-degree murder, felony use of a firearm, possession of less than 50 grams of cocaine with intent distribute and careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death.

According to MLive, Liston allegedly gunned down a man on July 30 in retaliation for another murder.  A woman was also injured in the shooting.

via MLive:

Lester Gene Liston Jr., 22, faces charges of first-degree murder, felony firearm, possession with intent to deliver cocaine less than 50 grams and careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death.

Liston is accused of gunning down Larry James Dunn on July 30 in Flint. Dunn, 44, was found at 11:37 p.m. at Roselawn and Cloverlawn drives suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The killing appeared to be revenge in connection to another homicide, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. No other details were released.

A 30-year-old woman also was also injured in the shooting, according to court documents. Liston was arraigned on the charges on Friday, Aug. 4 and is being held without bail.

Liston, who cited the birth of his son to move to a university closer to home, transferred to Northern Michigan University after he departed Rutgers.

Before college, Liston was a standout football player at Grand Blanc High School who graduated in 2012. He attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, before accepting a scholarship at Rutgers University.

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