Nickey Van Exel, the son of former NBA point guard Nick Van Exel has been convicted of murder according to the Associated Press.
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 were seeking a capital murder conviction in the case. Nickey Maxwell Van Exel fatally shot Bradley Bassey Eyo in December 2010 and reportedly dumped his body at Lake Ray Hubbard on the eastern outskirts of Dallas.
Van Exel’s defense team 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 Nick “the quick’ Van Exel played 13 seasons in the NBA and is now a player development instructor for the Atlanta Hawks.
Cold world man.