Two GS9 Members Convicted of Murder, Attempted Murder and Conspiracy
Two members of the GS9 gang, the clique Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda belongs to, have been officially convicted of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. In a press release dated Friday, April 15, Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced that Rashid Derrisant, 24 and Alex Crandon, 22, were found guilty for the February 2013 murder of a 19-year-old rival gang member.
“As indicated by their verdict, the jurors in this trial heard evidence describing a cold blooded murder, wild gunplay and a terrifying disregard for the safety of innocent bystanders as the defendants tried to violently settle scores with rivals in New York City and beyond,” said Brennan in a press release concerning the verdict. “When Rashid Derrisant and Alex Crandon were armed, theirs was a neighborhood under siege."
A full breakdown of the verdict reveals that Derrisant has been convicted of eleven charges and Crandon ten charges stemming from the same murder. If they are to serve their full sentences, the men are facing maximum penalties of over 100 years a piece.
As for Bobby Shmurda, the "Hot Nigga" rapper's new trial date is set for May 11. His trial group includes Rowdy Rebel, born Chad Marshall, Santino Boderick aka “Cueno” and Nicolas McCoy aka “Montana Flea” or “Monty.” It was back in December 2014 that Shmurda and his gang were arrested by police for a myriad of charges linked to Derrisant's and Crandon's. To date, Shmurda has been denied bail seven times and remains at Riker's Island Facility awaiting his fate. XXL spoke with Shmurda's mother, Leslie Pollard, back in March to get an update on her family's condition.
"At this point, there’s nothing that I can do," said Pollard. "I gave it to God and I know he’s going to come through it, it’s just a matter of waiting it out. Nothing happens before it’s supposed to, so my job as a parent is to make sure he has what he needs and has what he wants to make him comfortable and just to be there for him. Make sure that I can see his face and make sure he’s okay. That’s my job and that’s what I’m going to do from here on out."
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