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Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  8 responses

Former NBAer Nick Van Exel’s Son Convicted of Murder


Nickey Van Exel, the 22-year old son of former NBA point guard Nick Van Exel, is headed to jail after a jury found him guilty of murder. Per the Dallas Morning News: “Dallas County jurors on Thursday convicted the son of former Dallas Mavericks player Nick Van Exel of murder in the December 2010 shooting of his best friend in Garland. Prosecutors had argued that Nickey Van Exel, 22, committed capital murder when he killed Bradley Eyo, 23, because his motive was retaliation for Eyo’s plans to ‘snitch.’ They said that Van Exel killed Eyo 10 days before he was to tell Harris County authorities about armed robberies the two men committed together earlier that year. ‘Snitches get stitches,’ prosecutor Elaine Evans said in closing arguments Thursday. ‘In this case, he’s dead.’ But after more than two hours of deliberations, jurors opted for a conviction on the lesser charge of murder, which gives them far more leeway when they begin deliberating Van Exel’s punishment after testimony Friday. The first-degree felony carries a punishment ranging from five years to life in prison. A capital murder conviction would have triggered an automatic life sentence. [...] Van Exel had no visible reaction. His father, now an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks, left the courtroom through a back exit without commenting.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    honestly, why even post this article. he is not even a basketball player. a son of one, but do we really need to know players’ family business?

  • nick

    Way to ruin your fathers legacy…

  • jazzyd

    so his dad made multi millions of dollars during his playing years, he lives in a great community, has everything set for him, yet he goes and does armed robberies…
    i still cant understand the logic

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    “They said that Van Exel killed Eyo 10 days before he was to tell Harris County authorities about armed robberies the two men committed together earlier that year. ‘Snitches get stitches,’ prosecutor Elaine Evans said in closing arguments Thursday. ‘In this case, he’s dead.”

    That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Even if his friend had snitched, VE Jr. would have gotten a lighter sentence than what he received for committing the murder to stop him from “snitching”. These guys watch too many movies.

    And why is the son of a multimillionaire committing armed robberies?

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Marcus Jordan is trying hard to do the same.

  • Kevin

    You cant be doing armed robberies and then plan to snitch on the people you did them with. Not saying it was right, but he should’ve known what would happen. In the case of Van Exel’s son, it seems like he was hanging with some hood ni**as and got caught up. It’s a shame

  • Lean62

    It’s not right to take someone’s life but it also isn’t right to tell on somebody that you willingly committed crimes with if Eyo wouldn’t have been about to cooperate with authorities both him and Van Exel would have received a “lighter sentence”

  • The Philosopher

    Some people must have forgotten that Van Exel Sr. is/was a wild man, himself.
    Like, for real.

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