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.
April 16, 2016 |
Time to get down! How can you resist, when Elmo asks? Join the little guy and his furry and feathered (and felt) friends Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Ernie, and company for Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance! on North Broad Street to "Do the Robot" and "Shake Your Head One Time" in an interactive event. That's right - it's a dance party! 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St. Tickets: $15 and $32. Information: 1-800-298-4200 or www.liacourascenter.com . Rule the planet A tree grows in the Kimmel Center.
December 23, 2015
Two members of the Sex Money Murder Bloods street gang were arrested last week in Camden when authorities raided a home and found cocaine, heroin and six stolen handguns, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday. Eric Pratt, 26, and Kyle Bogans, 33, both of Camden, have been charged with receiving stolen property and weapons-related charges. Investigators had tracked them to a home in the 900 block of Beideman Avenue, where the U.S. Marshals and the SWAT team at the Camden County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant Thursday, authorities said.
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.
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.
September 22, 2013 |
CAMDEN A 21-year-old Queens man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for his involvement in the gang-related killing of a Burlington County couple tortured in a Camden rowhouse three years ago and buried in the backyard. Peter Leonce was 17 when he and nine defendants were charged in the Feb. 22 death of Michael "Doc Money" Hawkins, 23, and Muriah Huff, 18. Hawkins was beaten, shot at least five times, and stabbed upstairs. Huff was then beaten, choked, and stabbed downstairs. Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel sentenced Leonce to 30 years for murder in Hawkins' death and 15 years for aggravated manslaughter in Huff's death.
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.
March 27, 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 gambling resort. Three fugitives remained at large and a six other suspects already were in custody before the predawn operation, officials said. All 34 alleged members of what is known as 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.
January 13, 2013 |
A Maple Shade man who admitted he helped kill a Burlington County couple in gang-related slayings was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison. Clive "Live" Hinds, 20, stood silently in Superior Court in Camden as Judge Michael Kassel called his behavior "appalling beyond belief. " "This was a horrendous, barbaric case," Kassel said before giving Hinds, a member of a Bloods street gang, a sentence 10 years shorter than prosecutors had requested. In November, Hinds was convicted of murder in the 2010 death of Muriah Ashley Huff, 18, of Cinnaminson, and acquitted of killing Michael "Doc Money" Hawkins, 23, of Maple Shade.
January 13, 2013 |
Thirty-six people have been indicted on racketeering charges in an investigation targeting a major heroin ring in Camden linked to a violent street gang, officials said Friday. All but four of the defendants named in the indictment that a state grand jury handed up Wednesday were in custody as of Friday, authorities said. The charges grew out of a multiagency investigation dubbed "Operation Billboard" aimed at a drug network linked to Ñetas, a street gang with roots in Puerto Rico.