Man who killed LSU basketball star Wayde Sims gets life sentence
BATON ROUGE - A man who murdered rising LSU basketball star Wayde Sims during a street fight nearly four years ago was handed a life sentence Thursday.
Prosecutors with the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office told WBRZ that Dyteon Simpson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A jury convicted Simpson earlier this year on a count of second-degree murder, which carries with it a mandatory life sentence.
Police said Sims was shot after he intervened in a brawl that broke out following a concert. Though a public defender tried to paint the killing as an act of self-defense on Simpson's part, the argument ultimately wasn't enough to sway jurors.
Simpson has been in jail since his arrest back in September 2018.
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