Shooter convicted of killing LSU player Wayde Sims given life sentence, report says
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The man convicted of shooting and killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims in 2018 has been formally sentenced to life in prison, according to a report published in The Advocate.
The sentencing hearing for Dyteon Simpson happened early Thursday, July 7, just months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder. In Louisiana, a second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
Video captured at the scene of the shooting shows a brawl involving several people. Simpson appears on camera armed with gun, which he is observed firing toward Sims.
Sims later died from the gunshot wound.
Simpson’s attorney, Margaret Lagattuta, said an appeal is being filed per standard procedure.
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