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Remembering The Ray Lewis Murder Charges

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis testifies in Fulton Superior Court in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in the murder trial of Joseph Sweeting and Reginald Oakley. | AP

Since Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of Baltimore's season, his quest for another Super Bowl victory to cap his Hall of Fame career has become one of the biggest story lines of the NFL playoffs. But despite his on-field accomplishments, Lewis's legacy will be tainted by the events of January 31, 2000, for some. Early that morning in Atlanta, a brawl broke out, two were found dead, and Lewis, along with two others, was charged with murder the next day. But it's been nearly 13 years since then and many have forgotten the details. Below is a timeline of the events surrounding that incident as provided by media coverage and witness testimonies.

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