Testimony is expected to begin this morning in the capital murder trial of the son of former player Nick Van Exel. Nickey Van Exel, 22, is accused of fatally shooting his long-time friend Bradley Eyo in the chest with a shotgun at Van Exel’s Garland home in December 2010. According to police, Van Exel later confessed to the shooting, saying that he didn’t realize the gun was loaded.
But what Van Exel did next never made sense to Eyo’s father, who told us back in 2010 he did not think the shooting was an accident. Van Exel, who faces up to life in prison, told police that after shooting his 23-year-old friend, he wrapped him in plastic, dragged him to his garage and loaded him into the back of his Chevrolet sport utility vehicle, according to police documents. Son of Mavericks-ex Nick Van Exel facing capital murder trial | Dallas Mavericks News - Sports News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW