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A Texas jury sentenced Nicky Van Exel, 22, son of Nick Van Exel to 60yrs in prison after killing his longtime friend Bradley Bassey Eyo. Nick Van Exel spoke on his son’s behalf and also apologied to the family of the victim.

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Prosecutors had sought a capital murder conviction.

Nickey Van Exel fatally shot Eyo in December 2010 and dumped his body at Lake Ray Hubbard on the eastern outskirts of Dallas. His attorney had said the two were playing with a shotgun at Nickey Van Exel’s Garland home and that Van Exel didn’t know the gun was loaded.

Nick Van Excel, who played 13 seasons in the NBA including a stint with the Dallas Mavericks and is now a player development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks, testified about the happy times he and his son spent together, including with Eyo.

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