BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The son and daughter of a former NFL
player who was killed in a confrontation with California deputies
now face criminal charges of their own.
The charges stem from an incident at the hospital where David
Turner was taken after he was shot outside a Bakersfield
convenience store Sunday.
According to hospital security, family members yelled at and
The Bakersfield Californian reports that 25-year-old Ahmod
Turner and 24-year-old Whittney Turner pleaded not guilty Tuesday
to threat and gang charges.
The shooting of Turner, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals
from 1978 to 1980, remains under investigation.
Kern County sheriff's deputies were questioning Turner about
reports of teens asking adults to buy them alcohol when a scuffle
broke out. Turner allegedly struck a deputy with a bag carrying two
beers, prompting another deputy to shoot.