News out of Michigan broke that former Michigan State Spartan’s guard Keith Appling had been charged with murder. Appling has been accused of and charged with the murder of 66-year-old Clyde Edmonds on the 22nd of May. There was allegedly an argument between the two over a handgun before Appling shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene. This is according to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. Appling’s mother and the victim’s wife are cousins. The Michigan State guard played with the program from 2010 to 2014.
BREAKING: Keith Appling has officially been charged with first degree murder. His girlfriend has also been charged, accused of driving Appling away from the scene and lying to investigators.
Prosecutors say the argument was over a handgun and the victim was a relative. pic.twitter.com/68aYYdaAXl
— Brett Kast WXYZ (@brettkast) June 7, 2021
Appling was also charged with assault in a separate incident. He has been in police custody since May 24th for the murder charge. There has not currently been a comment from Appling or any lawyer that may be representing him at this time. The guard spent some time overseas playing basketball professionally and even had a couple of short stints with the Orlando Magic in the NBA.
Appling spent all four years in college with the Spartans and was well-liked among the fans. He averaged 10.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game during his career at Michigan State. The former Spartan also shot 43.1 percent from the field and 33.4 percent from three in his college career. This is not the first time that Keith Appling has been in legal trouble since leaving college. The story is a tragic one for most people involved here and it is a shame that a life was taken from the world.