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Ex-Hawk Mookie Blaylock Gets 15 Years for Vehicular Homicide

940-blaylockMookie Blaylock, a popular former Atlanta Hawks point guard, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide in the auto death of a mother of five.

With his plea, Blaylock received reduced prison time of seven years, suspended after three, with eight years’ probation.

Blaylock was sentenced for his role in the death of Monica Murphy in a head-on collision in an Atlanta suburb on May 31, 2013. 

At the time of the wreck, Blaylock, 47, had been under treatment for seizures, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing a family member. Before the crash, a doctor had ordered Blaylock not to drive, prosecutors said.

Blaylock starred in college at Oklahoma and was a first-round draft pick of the New Jersey Nets in 1989. He spent the bulk of his 13-year pro career with the Hawks and was an All-Star selection in 1994. That season he averaged 17.4 points and 5.9 assists.

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