Murderer of Nets guard’s father gets sentenced

Ellington came to the Nets this past offseason after playing with the Lakers.
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Wayne Ellington’s father was found murdered back in November of 2014. Now, Ellington and his family are finally getting a bit of closure on a tragic event.

Carl White was slapped with a 30-to-60 year sentence after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, via the New York Daily News:

“You always want justice to be served,” Wellington Jr. said at practice in Brooklyn on Wednesday, “but at the same time none of that could ever bring my father back.”

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

Ellington, who now plays for the Nets, was a member of the Lakers at the time his father was shot in the head in Philadelphia in an act that reportedly stemmed from an argument. He was found dead in the seat of car, per the Daily News.

Ellington has since been public in his stance on gun control.