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Former McKinley football star sentenced for deadly assault

Gerime Bradley after his sentencing hearing Gerime Bradley after his sentencing hearing
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A former High School football star was sentenced to probation for a fight that killed an Ewa Beach man last year.

"My brother, I miss you so much, and you are always in our hearts," said the victim's sister, Maria Gabriel before speaking directly to her brother's killer, "To Gerime Bradley, every day, every night, I always think and ask myself how can I forgive you?"

Gerime Bradley -- A former McKinley High School Football star -- was 18 years old when he and two friends got into a fight with 38-year old John Howard outside his home.

Howard died a few days later from his injuries.

Bradley was tried for manslaughter but found guilty of third-degree assault.

"There is no doubt that Mr. Howard played some role in the circumstances that led to this but you, Mr. Bradley also played a significant role," said Circuit Court Judge Rom Trader.

Bradley in addition to the probation sentence, he was also given five days in jail.  But since he already served 23 days when he was arrested, he doesn't need to serve any more.

Bradley issued a tearful apology to the family, who said, they do forgive him.

"I'm very truly sorry for you loss, I would never do that in my mind, in my heart, to hurt anybody like that or take anybody from you. I'm very truly sorry."

Bradley will play football at a small college in san francisco ... he says ... the incident has forever changed him.

"I forgive you," Maria Gabriel said, "And all the members of our family...we all forgive you."

Bradley will also need to complete 100 hours of community service starting June 1.

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