PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (UPI) — A jury in Philadelphia found notorious drug lord Kaboni Savage and his sister guilty of a 2004 firebombing that killed six, including four children.
Savage, who is already serving a 30-year sentence for drug trafficking, could face the death penalty. The same jury also convicted him of six other slayings between 1998 and 2004, the Philadelphia Daily News said Tuesday.
Savage and his sister Kidada, were convicted of murder in aid of racketeering after he instructed his sister to tell a third man to bomb a home associated with a former gang associate who turned into a witness for federal prosecutors. The witness, Eugene Coleman, gave investigators enough evidence to warrant a drug trafficking indictment against Savage. The bombing — which took place at Coleman’s relative’s house — was in retaliation, prosecutors said.
Monday’s conviction brings to an end the long string of prosecutions relating to the notoriously violent drug cartel Savage operated on Philly’s north side from the late 1990s until 2010.
The Coleman bombing charge carries a mandatory minimum life sentence or the death penalty.
The sentencing portion of the case is scheduled to begin next week.
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