A man found guilty of murdering three clubbers in a hail of bullets has been sentenced to life in prison.
Dwayne Anthony Nelson, 24, was found guilty by a jury in November of murdering three people and wounding three others at the Red Light Lounge (10018 – 105 St.) on Oct. 29, 2006.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
A judge decided yesterday that he will spend at least 15 years in prison for the murders, before he is eligible for parole.
Jacey Pinnock, 27, David Persaud, 21, and Thomas Orak, 19, were shot to death after a fight erupted between two groups in the crowded nightclub.
“He has killed all of us, not only Dave, but all of us,” David Persaud’s mother, Jasmatti Persaud said outside the courthouse. “We are all dead, just existing and we can’t celebrate anymore.”
David Persaud’s father, Deodat Persaud, said that he reached out to Nelson’s family as a sign of forgiveness at the courthouse yesterday.
“I want to make them understand I have nothing against them,” the pastor said.
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