Man convicted of killing 2, wounding 3rd in street shooting

By The Associated Press     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A 29-year-old man has been convicted of killing two Boston men and wounding a third in a 2009 shooting on a Providence street.

Nigel Nichols also was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, and gun charges. The jury deliberated about two-and-a-half hours after a trial that began Feb. 3.

Prosecutors said Nichols, of Brockton, Massachusetts, 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.

Nichols’ defense attorney said a key witness against him lied. 

(C) The Associated Press 2015