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Yonkers Pro Baseball Prospect Shooters Scheduled For Sentencing Wednesday

Bronx natives Nashaun Hunter, Darren Dawson and Tejmitra Singh and Mount Vernon resident Garth O’Neil Cole pleaded not guilty for their roles in the hit-and run shooting of Yonkers native Michael Nolan. Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office
Yonkers resident and former Oakland Athletics prospect Michael Nolan. Photo Credit: MiLB
MIchael Nolan, a baseball prospect from Yonkers, died from injuries suffered in the drive-by shooting. Photo Credit: Oklahoma City University
MIchael Nolan Photo Credit: Twitter

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Three of the four men that pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of 23-year-old Yonkers resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect Michael Nolan are scheduled to be sentenced in Westchester County Court on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Bronx natives Nashaun Hunter, 18, Tejmitra Singh, 23 and Darren Dawson, 19, are due back in court on Wednesday, after pleading guilty to violent felony charges in relation to the shooting that left Nolan with a bullet in his head outside of a Burger King on Central Park Avenue.

Hunter, the shooter, faces as many as 25 years in prison on first-degree manslaughter charges. He was originally charged with second-degree murder before pleading down. Dawson and Singh are each facing assault charges.

A fourth defendant, Mount Vernon resident Garth O’Neil is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday Dec. 1 on a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 last year, Nolan was standing outside of his Mercedes in the parking lot at the Burger King  when six shots rang out of the Toyota Camry being driven by the four defendants, with one of the bullets striking Nolan in the head.

Nolan was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he was put into a medical coma before being declared dead on Oct. 9.

The Yonkers Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s office launched an investigation that determined that the shooting was “in retaliation for the beating of an individual known to the suspects and related to events that took place during a drag race two nights prior.”

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