Another GS9 Member Gets Sentenced to 53 Years in Prison for Murder
Another member of Bobby Shmurda's GS9 crew will spend decades behind bars. Just a few days after Rashid "Rasha" Derissant was sentenced to 98 years to life in prison, the New York Daily News reports that Alex "A-Rod" Crandon received a 53-year prison sentence for his role in the February 2013 murder of a 19-year-old rival gang member.
Crandon, 22, and Derissant, 24, were convicted of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy on April 15. Crandon was found guilty of 10 charges while Derissant was convicted of 11.
At his sentencing today (May 20), Crandon tried to make a plea for leniency.
"Please allow me the opportunity to become a productive citizen and raise my daughter to become one also," Crandon said.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott told Crandon that he "gave up irrevocably the opportunity" for a second chance.
Although he received a lighter sentence, Crandon was convicted on some of the same counts as Derissant including conspiracy in the second and fourth degrees, murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, assault in the first and second degrees, attempted assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree.
The lengthy sentences for Crandon and Derissant do not bode well for Bobby Shmurda, who has his own legal troubles along with 19 other GS9 members and affiliates. Shmurda's trial was supposed to begin earlier this month, but his representation requested and was granted a postponement. The rapper is schedule to return to court on Sept. 12.
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