Former strip club manager Tommy Urbanski, who was left paralyzed after a 2007 shooting involving a member of NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones' entourage, called it "a little bit of justice that's long overdue."
The shooting occurred outside the former Minxx strip club during the NBA All Star weekend. Urbanski said the night of the shooting he had just arrived at work and heard on his headset that there was trouble on the floor. On his way, he ran into two club supervisors. "They never told me watch your back, somebody threatened to shoot up the place. They just told me to take a walk and watch outside," said Urbanski.
Moments after stepping out the front door, he was shot four times. The first bullet, according to Urbanski, paralyzed him immediately, the second struck him in the stomach and collapsed his left lung, the third hit him in the left wrist and the fourth bullet caught him under his left elbow.
Jones and his entourage were thrown out of Minxx after he tossed money toward the stage that caused a brawl to break out. The most damaging testimony against Jones came from three former club employees. "All of them said basically the same thing in so many words, he said, 'I'm going to smoke you. Go one step out the door, watch what happens,'" said Urbanski.
Jones had denied having a role in the shooting and pleaded an equivalent of no contest to misdemeanor conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. He also denied that the shooter was part of his entourage even after he was shown security video camera footage of him talking to Arvin Kenti Edwards.
Edwards is serving four to 10 years in prison for shooting Urbanski and club bouncer Aaron Cudworth.
Jones' attorney said his client doesn't have the $11 million that was awarded Urbanski, his wife Kathleen and Cudworth. She told the court Jones only makes $950,000 a season. She plans to appeal. That doesn't faze Urbanski.
"Better start working, maybe get a second job like most of the United States does. If he makes a dime, we're going after it," he said.
Copyright 2012 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:04:40 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/CNN) - When a pregnant teacher in Texas collapsed, her coworkers rushed to help. The woman technically died, gave birth, and then was brought back to life. Erica Nigrelli, an EnglishMore >
A pregnant woman's heart stopped, and doctors performed an emergency c-section to rescue the baby and save the woman.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:00:05 GMT
Las Vegas Metro police said former Major League slugger Jose Canseco is being investigated as a suspect in a sexual assault case. Metro made the announcement Wednesday following a series of tweets fromMore >
Las Vegas Metro police said former Major League slugger Jose Canseco is being investigated as a suspect in a sexual assault case.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:33:26 GMT
Remember the Kmart's "Ship My Pants" ad? Well Kmart isn't finished with their controversial ads. The company launched their latest video about Big Gas Savings on Thursday. It even features the sameMore >
The company launched their latest video about "big gas savings" on Thursday.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:26:31 GMT
Authorities identified a 38-year-old pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer on U.S. 95. The Clark County Coroner's office said Penny Amber Franco died in the incident that tookMore >
Authorities identified a 38-year-old pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 95.More >