Wayne Ellington feels closure after father’s murderer sentenced to 30-60 years in prison

Ellington's sneakers on February 6th, a tribute to his late father. (AP)
Ellington's sneakers on February 6th, a tribute to his late father. (AP)
Ellington’s sneakers on February 6th, a tribute to his late father. (AP)

Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that Carl White, who pled guilty to murdering Wayne Ellington Sr., the father of Nets guard Wayne Ellington, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

Ellington, speaking about the results of the trial Wednesday in Brooklyn, said his family can feel closure, though bittersweet.

“It’s a bittersweet thing, obviously,” Ellington said. “You always want justice to be served, but at the same time, none of that can ever bring my father back. But for the guy to get what he deserves, and to not be let off or anything like that, obviously it’s great for my family.”

Ellington Sr. was killed November 9, 2014, while Ellington played for the Los Angeles Lakers. According to documents read by AP, White wanted to take responsibility rather than let the case go on to trial.

Ellington, who signed a deal with the Nets this past summer, added that he wants to carry on the legacy of his father.

“You only get one father. Father-son relationship is a little different from any other relationship. I was the only boy. I’m the only boy. So it was a great bond we had. Obviously. I’m gonna carry it on. He’s gonna live through me.”

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