Ex Indiana player not guilty of attempted murder
September 19 , 2013
Former Indiana University basketball player Devan Dumes has been found not guilty of attempted murder as well as other charges.
The victim, Keith Jones, had said on Monday that the ex-IU player had shot him in the neck while stealing his car.
Dumes was acquitted from theft and carjacking charges after his attorney claimed that the 25-year old shot the drug dealer in self defense. Jones was asking Dumes to deliver cocaine so he could pay his $225 debt.
"Keith Jones increasingly got mad, pulled out the gun, and Devan defended himself," his attorney said.
Although Dumes is free from these charges, he is still facing additional ones regarding the possession of an unlicensed gun and illegal drugs in a separate case.
After being transferred to Indiana, Dumes played 57 games in two seasons for IU and averaged 9.5 points.