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.
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.
November 27, 2012 |
Clive "Live" Hinds convinced a jury this month he was scared that gang members would kill him if he did not help them slay a Burlington County couple in 2010. A Camden County jury found Hinds, 20, of Maple Shade, guilty of strangling Muriah Ashley Huff, 18, of Cinnaminson. They acquitted him of killing Michael "Doc Money" Hawkins, 23, of Maple Shade. But Hinds acted under duress, they decided, which, by law, automatically changed his murder charge to manslaughter. That significantly reduces the amount of time Hinds will spend in jail.
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
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.
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.
June 8, 2010 |
Two members of Camden's Nine Trey Headbustas street gang admitted in court this week that they plotted to kill a fellow gang member in 2007, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Vargas, 27, of Philadelphia, and Dionicio Adams,28, of Camden, pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court in Camden County to conspiring to murder Nathaniel Clay, the state Attorney General's Office said. Investigators learned of the plan and arrested the men before it could be carried out. Adams said in court that he was "posted up" outside Clay's home on the 1500 block of Thorn Street in Camden and either had a gun or access to one, according to Peter Aseltine, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office.
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.
June 14, 1990 |
Three of six reputed members of a New York City street gang that held up 25 people inside a Chinatown massage parlor pleaded guilty yesterday and will be sentenced on Aug. 14. Common Pleas Judge Carolyn E. Temin told Nhuan Lu, 18, Hoa Luong, 20, and his cousin, Tri Luong, 20, that they could be sentenced to 350 years in jail and fined $444,000. All three were committed to prison and ordered to undergo psychiatric tests. Each pleaded guilty to 16 counts of robbery, a conspiracy charge and two weapons offenses.