November 30, 1999 |
Two months ago, Nereida Domenech asked Philadelphia police to help her find her missing 16-year-old daughter. When she later learned the girl was living with a 30-year-old man, according to police, she persuaded a member of the Latin Kings street gang to retrieve her daughter. On Sunday, several gang members armed with baseball bats stormed the house in Fairhill where Esther Cruz had been staying and retrieved the teenager, police said. Domenech took the law into her own hands, said Capt.
March 9, 2012 |
A former New York City man pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to ordering numerous violent crimes in 2010 as he sought to create a chapter of the Bloods street gang in Norristown. Augustus A. Simmons, 23, of Brooklyn, was immediately sentenced to 25 to 50 years by Judge Thomas C. Branca and taken to Graterford Prison. "I've been doing this a long time, and it's the stiffest sentence I've ever been involved with in which no one was killed," said Assistant District Attorney John N. Gradel.
May 18, 2012 |
Six months ago, it was the bedroom of a small-time tough named Cuahuctemoc Bedolla. Now, it is his shrine, a tribute to a short life with a bad ending. A Mexican flag covers one wall of the narrow nook in his parents' house in the West Grove woods of Chester County. Votive candles flicker near a statuette of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the bed are his mechanic's tools, green T-shirt emblazoned "El Paso, Old Mexico," and a red wool beanie, a partial tableau of his 27 years. At the center of the single bed, in a box cloaked in red velvet, are his ashes.
July 2, 2004
In her op-ed piece (June 29), Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown expresses her dismay that the "Street Gang" was unable to defeat the budget proposed by Council. She echoes the same old b.s. about the cutbacks and the monstrous deficit to be encountered down the line. I wonder where her austerity was when she, along with most of the remainder of Council, voted themselves a whopping $18,000 raise! William Palmer Philadelphia
August 21, 2016 |
An enforcer for a violent Atlantic City drug gang was sentenced Friday in federal court in Camden to life in prison, prosecutors said. Malik Derry, 25, also known as "Lik," was convicted after a six-week trial on charges related to his activities with the gang known as "Dirty Block. " The gang, which was known by other names including "Crime Fam," was led by his brother, Mykal "Koose" Derry, 36. Prosecutors said that between October 2010 and February 2013 the brothers and other members of the gang were responsible for at least eight drug-related shootings, including the murder of a rival dealer.
November 5, 2011 |
A Camden man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in connection with the torture killing last year of a 23-year-old rival gang member in Camden. Lance Fulton, 21, entered the guilty plea Thursday in Superior Court in Camden County, the county Prosecutor's Office said. Fulton admitted kicking and punching Michael Hawkins during the Feb. 21, 2010, assault in a house on the 500 block of Berkley Street. Fulton also admitted holding Hawkins down while others assaulted him. According to authorities, Fulton said the group believed Hawkins, of Mount Holly, had stolen liquor from the home of another defendant in the case.
October 6, 2013 |
A Camden County judge on Friday vacated a two-year-old plea deal for a gang leader who refused to honor his agreement to testify against fellow defendants in a gang-related double homicide. Kuasheim Powell received a 30-year sentence for each murder count in the deaths of Michael Hawkins, 23, and Muriah Huff, 18, on Feb. 22, 2010, in Camden, and a 20-year sentence on each of two unrelated attempted-murder charges from Pennsauken the previous day. The sentences were to run currently, meaning Powell received 30 years - the minimum for a murder conviction in New Jersey - for all the crimes.
March 28, 2013 |
More than 300 law enforcement officers rounded up 25 alleged members of an Atlantic City street gang Tuesday in a series of raids authorities said were aimed at smashing a violent heroin-trafficking ring in the resort. Three fugitives remained at large, and six other suspects already were in custody before the predawn operation, officials said. All 34 alleged members of what was called the Dirty Block Crime Fam were charged in a 225-page federal complaint with one count each of conspiracy to distribute more than one kilo of heroin.
October 26, 2012
A 32-year-old gang member from Trenton has been charged with murder in the shootings of two Willingboro men in separate incidents in September 2008, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said Thursday. On Sept. 20, Tarik J. Mackins shot Darryl Sample, 23, in the chest and leg as Sample walked toward Beverly-Rancocas Road, near the intersection of Manor and Melbourne Lanes, in Willingboro about 9 p.m., officials said. He was pronounced dead at Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County.
May 4, 2014 |
CAMDEN The cases of 10 suspects tied to a brutal gang-related slaying went through four judges, 18 attorneys, and hundreds of hearings. On Friday, more than four years after the hearings began, the last suspect was convicted in the Berkley Street torture killings of Muriah Huff, 18, and her boyfriend, Michael "Doc-Money" Hawkins, 23. "This is the end," said Earl Huff, Muriah Huff's uncle, who attended nearly every hearing. "Finally. " Kuasheim "Presto" Powell, 25, displayed little emotion as he was sentenced to 40 years in prison in Superior Court, with Earl Huff two rows away.