Bronx man sentenced to 125 years to life for Mount Vernon nightclub shootingPosted: Updated:
A Bronx man has been sentenced to 125 years to life in prison for the Christmas Day killing of a Mount Vernon club owner.
Errol Hillary was convicted of one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
Prosecutors say Hillary, 41, fatally shot O'Neil Bandoo at The Mansion nightclub in the early morning hours on Christmas Day 2016.
Investigators say Hillary continued firing his gun after he was asked to leave the club.
Five other party-goers were seriously injured.
Bandoo's family packed the courtroom, with his mother and wife giving emotional victim impact statements. "The images and videos from Christmas morning are still fresh in my mind. They continue to haunt me. My family is destroyed. Life just isn't…will never be the same," says the victim's wife, Natasha Bandoo.
Errol Hillary had been out on bail on a separate attempted murder charge out of the Bronx when he shot and killed O'Neill Bandoo. That case is still pending.
Defense attorney Peter Davis says he will appeal.