- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for killing two Boston men and wounding a third in a 2009 shooting on a Providence street.

Nigel Nichols of Brockton, Massachusetts, was sentenced Tuesday in Providence Superior Court. A jury found Nichols guilty in February of two counts of murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and gun charges.

Prosecutors said Nichols shot the victims as they sat at a stoplight in their car. Twenty-two-year-old David Thomas and his friend, 21-year-old Domingo Ortiz, were killed. Thomas’ then 18-year-old brother Dwayne was wounded.

The three had driven from Boston to a Providence nightclub and were headed home. Prosecutors said Nichols shot them because he’d been teased earlier by friends about not being tough enough.


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