Nickey Van Exel, Son of Former Mavs Player, Opens Up About Murder Conviction

For the first time since being sentenced to prison for 60 years, Nickey Van Exel, the son of former Dallas Mavericks forward Nick Van Exel, is talking about the night he shot and killed his best friend.

Van Exel said he was playing with a gun when he accidentally fatally shot his friend Bradley Eyo in 2010. Prosecutors didn’t agree with his account, charged him with murder and he was convicted three years later. In an exclusive sit-down interview with NBC 5’s Pat Doney, Van Exel said the night he killed his friend still haunts him today.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Stronger Than Ever in Face of Adversity

One month ago the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex was shaken by the loss of five police officers to a senseless act of violence.

The easy route, in the aftermath of such a tragedy, would be to quit; go home, hide, and solicit pity. Citizens could easily have looked at that event and become cautious and reserved.

Adversity can irreparably damage people, even communities, but not North Texas. Every day since July 7 — a night most are still trying to purge from their memories – our residents have reaffirmed just how resilient our community is.

In tribute to those fallen officers, these residents, and the resolve of our nation as a whole, this article hopes to highlight just some of the great things that have been produced from DFW and its citizens. Every act is just another reminder of just how strong Dallas is.

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