Six squad members condemned to extensive terms for the murder of a South Carolina couple, a hit systematic from jail to forestall testimony against squad members who tried to sack their mattress store
CHARLOTE, N.C. – Six members of the United Blood Nation squad (UBN or Bloods) were condemned yesterday to terms trimming from 13 years to life in prison, for swindling to attend in racketeering activity (RICO) and compared charges, stemming from the 2014 double-murder of Douglas and Deborah London and the 2013 murder of Kwamne Clyburn.
U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. presided over the sentencing hearings and systematic Rahkeem Lee McDonald, 25, of Charlotte, to offer life in prison, following his guilty defence to RICO swindling and murder in assist of racketeering charges in tie to the Londons’ murder.
David Lee Fudge, 24, of Pineville, N.C., was systematic to offer 26 years in jail and 5 years of supervised release. Fudge pleaded guilty to RICO swindling and murder in assist of racketeering for the Londons’ murder, and Hobbs Act spoliation for his role in the spoliation of the Pineville-area mattress store owned by the couple.
Ibn Rashaan Kornegay, 38, of Greenville, N.C., was condemned to 23 years in jail and 5 years of supervised release. Nehemijel Maurice Houston, 23, of Charlotte, was condemned to 20 years in jail and 5 years of supervised release. Daquan Lamar Everrett, 23, of Charlotte, was condemned to 13 years in jail and 5 years of supervised release, and Centrilla Shardon Leach, 33, of Charlotte, was systematic to offer 13 years in jail and 5 years of supervised release. Each suspect pleaded guilty to one count of RICO conspiracy.
Judge Cogburn formerly condemned Jamell Lamon Cureton and Malcolm Jarrel Hartley to life in jail in tie to the double-murder of Douglas and Deborah London. Cureton perceived a second life condemned for the separate murder of Kwamne Clyburn in 2013.
Four some-more defendants who were formerly convicted at hearing or have pleaded guilty in tie with the case are now available sentencing:
Randall Hankins, II, Nana Yaw Adoma, and Akheem Tahja McDonald, were convicted of racketeering swindling charges in Oct 2017. Hankins was also convicted of two depends of murder in assist of racketeering and two depends of use or lift of a firearm during and in propinquity to a crime of attack and possession of a firearm in avail of a crime of attack for his role in the murder of the Londons.
Adoma and Akheem McDonald were any convicted of one count of murder in assist of racketeering and one count of use or lift of a firearm during and in propinquity to a crime of attack and possession of a firearm in avail of a crime of attack ensuing in death, stemming from Clyburn’s murder. Adoma was also convicted of one count of attack with a dangerous arms in assist of racketeering and one count of use or lift of a firearm in propinquity to a crime of attack and possession of firearm in avail of a crime of violence, for his role in the armed spoliation of the Londons’ business. Briana Shakeyah Johnson has also pleaded guilty to RICO swindling and murder in assist of racketeering charges for her impasse in the Londons’ murder.
According to prior justice filings, admissions contained in filed defence documents, hearing justification and the sentencing hearings:
Beginning in at slightest or about 2012, the defendants were members of the Bloods and carried out aroused acts for the purpose of safeguarding and furthering the gang’s power. Court papers show that the defendants operated according to a common set of Bloods’ manners and participated frequently in squad meetings to discuss, among other things, the elect of crimes, including spoliation and murder.
On May 25, 2014, Cureton, Adoma and Fudge attacked The Mattress Warehouse in Pineville, owned by Douglas and Deborah London. In the months that followed, Cureton, a high-ranking “5-Star General” within the gang, communicated with Hartley and other UBN members, including the defendants condemned yesterday, to devise the murders of Douglas and Deborah London. According to justice records, Cureton and other squad members discussed that Douglas London was the only eye-witness who could brand Cureton and therefore indispensable to be eliminated.
The gang’s care certified Hartley to ensue with the murder and on Oct 23, 2014, Johnson gathering Hartley to South Carolina, where Hartley shot and killed the couple at their home. Following the couple’s murder, Cureton explained in a minute sent from jail that he systematic the murder of Douglas London since he was going to attest against him in court, and described Deborah London as “collateral damage.”
According to justice records, after the murders Hartley was “ranked up” or “promoted” to a 2-Star General for carrying out the leadership’s orders. Cureton systematic the squad to sojourn wordless about the murders and told Hartley that from that indicate brazen the subject of the victims’ murders was not to be discussed, sanctioning movement against anyone who talked about it. Kornegay also conducted a write squad assembly with other UBN squad members during which he destined them to lay low to equivocate hit with law enforcement.
Johnson, Hankins, Adoma, and Akheem McDonald are now in sovereign custody. The limit chastisement compared with the charges of which they are convicted is life in prison.