Man held for trial in death of LA Lakers player's father

BY foxsports • February 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A man accused of killing the father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington Jr. has been held for trial on a murder charge.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports witnesses testified in court Tuesday they saw Carl White approach 57-year-old Wayne Ellington Sr.'s car on the night of Nov. 9 and heard two shots.

The elder Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver's seat of a car in northwest Philadelphia's Germantown section. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

White was arrested on Dec. 4. Court documents show Tuesday he was ordered held for trial.

Police say an argument may have sparked the shooting.

White's attorney says he maintains his innocence.

The younger Ellington has said his family is ''devastated'' by the killing.

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