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Brooklyn Gang Banger Confesses to Two Homicides

November 17, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A Brooklyn gangbanger accused of going on a murderous spree to avenge his brother’s killing, has confessed to two murders while being questioned in an unrelated shooting, sources said Friday.

Clayton Gravenhise, has been charged with fatally shooting Beverly Turner, 18, on  July 13 and Jahzeph Crooks, 19, on Aug. 29.

Beverly Turner - Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

Beverly Turner – Image courtesy of nydailynews.com

He believed the Bronx woman was a cousin of the man who shot his brother Nathaniel Gravenhise 10 days earlier. The second victim, slain in a Bushwick liquor store, was mistakenly thought to be the sibling’s killer.

“As soon as I got the call, I knew it wasn’t supposed to be my son,” Brooks’ mom Tosha Adams, 45, said Friday. “He wasn’t that way.”

“He took an innocent child away from his mom,” she said about Gravenhise. “I want the world to know this is what happens when you take a child away from a parent.”

On the night he was shot, Crooks and his sister were on their way to a barbecue. Neither had been in the neighborhood before.

“I was right next to him when it happened, I don’t want to relive that moment,” said Crooks’ 27-year-old sibling, who didn’t want to give her name.

“It was just … terrible,” she said, trailing off.

Gravenhise’s alleged spree came to an end following a missed assassination attempt, sources said.

He was allegedly driving recklessly in an SUV that was spotted leaving the scene of a shooting in a Brownsville housing project Tuesday morning. He was arrested in the attempted murder of a 32-year-old man,  along with Finesse Young and Daquan King, records show.

During a couple days of questioning, Gravenhise copped to the Turner and Brooks homicides, sources said.

Adams, who runs a day care business “Young Minds, Big Dreams”  out of her home, sat with her mortally wounded son for days until he died.

“I didn’t do a funeral because the grief will kill me,” she said.

She also hasn’t returned to work, claiming that she is too grief stricken to be around children.

“He was my only son. He was my everything,” she said. “I did my best by both my children, but he was just my one.”

Brooks was at his first semester at St. John’s University, where he was pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, his mom said. He had also gotten a job with the U.S. Postal Service, but was still working at Radio Shack when he was killed.

“He told me, ‘I’m going to bring you out of the ghetto, mom,’” said Adams.

Now, with her son gone, Adams said she is leaving the city and plans to move back to South Carolina Carolina.

“I can never live here without my son.”

Gravenhise, a member of the Hood Starz street gang and former standout football player at Erasmus Hall High School, was held without bail at his arraignment Friday evening.

He is a relative of Hakeem Gravenhise, an alleged leader of the Hood Starz who was gunned down in 2010 amid a gang war.

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