Posted January 29, 2013 on
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A North Texas jury has found the 22-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel guilty of murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend.
A Dallas County jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning its guilty verdict Thursday against Nickey Maxwell Van Exel. The penalty phase begins Friday.
Prosecutors had sought a capital murder conviction. They say Van Exel fatally shot Bradley Bassey Eyo in December 2010 and dumped his body at Lake Ray Hubbard on the eastern outskirts of Dallas.
Van Exel's attorney had said the two were playing with a shotgun at Van Exel's Garland home, and that Van Exel didn't know the gun was loaded.
His father played 13 seasons in the NBA and is now a player development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks.
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The 22-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel is on trial for capital murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend.
Nickey Maxwell Van Exel was arrested in December 2010 in the death of Bradley Bassey Eyo. Police said Eyo's body was found with a gunshot wound at Lake Ray Hubbard, east of downtown Dallas.
Van Exel's attorney has said Van Exel and Eyo were playing...
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Nick Van Exel, a 13 year veteran in the NBA, has a son who is entering trial facing a capital murder charge. Nickey Van Exel allegedly murdered his best friend following a 2010 robbery in which both men were involved. Via the Dallas News:
Nickey Van Exel murdered his best friend because that friend “was going to be a snitch...