Aqib Talib‘s brother, Yaqub Talib, has been sentenced to 37 years behind bars for his function within the taking pictures of a youth soccer coach final summer time.
Yaqub realized his destiny inside a Dallas County courtroom on Monday morning. Aqib was in attendance for the proceedings. The older Talib was remanded into custody instantly following the sentencing.
Neither brother spoke to reporters as they made their means inside the courthouse … and prosecutors say Yaqub didn’t communicate through the sentencing listening to both.
Yaqub was accused of taking pictures Michael Hickmon throughout a heated dispute at an Aug. 13, 2022 youth soccer recreation involving a workforce that the Talib brothers have been serving to coach.
Based on a lawsuit in opposition to the Talibs filed by Hickmon’s household, the Talib brothers have been upset with Hickmon — who was serving to coach the opposing workforce — over a name on the sector … and confronted him over it after abruptly ending the sport.
Throughout the altercation, Hickmon’s household claimed Yaqub pulled out a handgun and fired 5 photographs at Hickmon, placing him a number of occasions … resulting in his dying.
40-year-old Yaqub was charged with homicide shortly after the incident … and he ultimately pleaded responsible final month.
Aqib’s lawyer mentioned in a press release on the time of Hickmon’s dying that the ex-NFL star was “very distraught and devastated over this horrible lack of life” … although the previous Tremendous Bowl champion has not spoken out over all of it since.
In the meantime, prosecutors say Hickmon’s spouse, sister and faculty roommate all gave sufferer impression statements at Monday’s sentencing listening to.