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Man pleads guilty in killing of Nets player’s dad

February 17, 2016 Associated Press
Nets guard Wayne Ellington. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
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A man accused of killing the father of Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington Jr. has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty.

Online court documents show Carl White pleaded guilty to third degree murder and other charges in a deal with prosecutors on Tuesday, after the Philadelphia jury was selected for his trial.

White’s lawyer James Berardinelli says White wanted to accept responsibility.

He says White knows he’ll be in prison for a long time and is “hoping to come out a changed man.”

The elder Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver’s seat of a car in northwest Philadelphia in November. His son was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time.

White was arrested Dec. 4. Police say an argument may have sparked the shooting.

The younger Ellington has said his family was “devastated” by the killing.


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