Bronx man sentenced to 125 years to life for Mount Vernon nightclub shooting

Posted: Updated:
WHITE PLAINS -

A Bronx man has been sentenced to 125 years to life in prison for the Christmas Day killing of a Mount Vernon club owner.

Errol Hillary was convicted of one count of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Hillary, 41, fatally shot O'Neil Bandoo at The Mansion nightclub in the early morning hours on Christmas Day 2016.

Investigators say Hillary continued firing his gun after he was asked to leave the club.

Five other party-goers were seriously injured.

Bandoo's family packed the courtroom, with his mother and wife giving emotional victim impact statements. "The images and videos from Christmas morning are still fresh in my mind. They continue to haunt me. My family is destroyed. Life just isn't…will never be the same," says the victim's wife, Natasha Bandoo.  

Errol Hillary had been out on bail on a separate attempted murder charge out of the Bronx when he shot and killed O'Neill Bandoo. That case is still pending.

Defense attorney Peter Davis says he will appeal.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."