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Teen Sentenced in Deadly Shooting of Baseball Prospect in NY Burger King Lot

Michael Nolan, an Oakland A's prospect, was gunned down outside a Burger King

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    Teen Sentenced in Deadly Shooting of Baseball Prospect in NY Burger King Lot

    An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for last year's fatal shooting of a baseball prospect in a suburban New York parking lot. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Michael Nolan was gunned down in a Yonkers parking lot in September 2015

    • His mother, Donna Nolan, told the men convicted in her son's death to "rot in hell"

    • Two of the suspects were sentenced on Wednesday; the two other suspects will be sentenced in the coming months

    An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for last year's fatal shooting of a baseball prospect in a suburban New York parking lot.

    The Journal News reports Nashaun Hunter was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter. Two others have already been sentenced in the shooting.

    Hunter's lawyer called the shooting a terrible and tragic mistake.

    Michael Nolan was declared dead last October. Authorities say the shooting outside a Burger King in Yonkers stemmed from a dispute over a drag race.

    Mother of Slain Pitcher at Court Sentencing: "Rot in Hell"

    [NY] Mother of Slain Pitcher at Court Sentencing: "Rot in Hell"
    The mother of Michael Nolan, who was gunned down in the parking lot of a Yonkers Burger King in September 2015, angrily denounced the men who killed her son in Westchester County Court. "I hope each and every one of them rot in hell for what you did to my family. Do not ever forget my son's name!" Donna Nolan said.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016)

    The Oakland Athletics drafted Nolan, a Yonkers native, out of Oklahoma City University. He was placed on the restricted list on July 14, 2014, and never pitched in an official Minor League game.

    At last month's sentencing of two other men in the shooting, Nolan's mother, Donna Nolan, scoffed at those who asked if she would ever forgive the men who killed her son. 

    "When I hear about five families being destroyed, no. Because they still get visits, they get cards, they get care packages. They get all that," she said in Westchester County Court. "They get to see their mothers on Mother's Day, or write a card and say, 'Mom, I love you.' Well you know what, heaven doesn't have visiting hours. I don't get that," Nolan said. 

    "I hope each and every one of them rot in hell for what they did to my family," she said. "Do not ever forget my son's name!"

    A fourth suspect, Garth O'Neil Cole, is expected to be sentenced this month. 

    Authorities said that Hunter was the one who fired a gun six times at Nolan as he stood in the parking lot of the Burger King in Yonkers. Nolan was hit in the head and torso. The shooting came as a retaliation to a beating during a drag race two nights earlier. 

    Teen, 3 Others Charged in Drive-By Shooting Death of Yonkers Minor League Pitcher

    [NY] Teen, 3 Others Charged in Drive-By Shooting Death of Yonkers Minor League Pitcher
    Four people have been charged in connection to the shooting death of a baseball prospect in the parking lot of a Yonkers fast-food restaurant, authorities said. John Chandler Reports.
    (Published Thursday, March 3, 2016)

    Nolan was placed in a medically induced coma after the shooting; he was declared dead on Oct. 9. 

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