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Prosecutors: Georgia gang member ordered hit on infant from behind bars

May 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Prosecutors: Georgia gang member ordered hit on infant from behind bars

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Authorities have charged a Georgia gang leader with ordering the retaliatory execution of an innocent baby boy from behind bars, officials say.

DeKalb County District Attorney announced the indictment of Kenneth Eric Jackson, known as “KG the God,” who is the highest reputed member of the Sex Money Murder Bloods gang in Georgia, on gang-related murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting death of nine-month-old KenDarious Edwards Jr back in May 2014.

According to the indictment, several masked men allegedly acting on Jackson’s orders stormed into a home and opened fire on the baby along with the child’s mother, grandmother, and a female family friend as they sought safety by cowering in a bathroom.

The infant was tragically killed while the three women were all injured in the gutless shooting, CBS News reported.

“You’re talking about a nine-month-old helpless child, and three women who tried to protect that child,” Cedric Alexander, DeKalb County Chief of Police, said at a Tuesday press conference.

Prosecutors say Jackson ordered the hit on a contraband cell phone while he was imprisoned at the Autry State Prison as revenge for the slaying of a gang member by the child’s uncle

“This was a ruthless act ordered by a gang leader looking to spread fear and intimidation,” said DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James in a statement.

Jackson along with Marco Watson and Christopher Florence, who prosecutors accuse of being the shooters, are charged with felony murder, malice murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault and violation of Georgia’s Street Gang and Terrorism Act, according to the indictment.

District Attorney’s Office said a third alleged gunman, Devin Thomas, a mid-level ranking member of Sex Money Murder.who is listed in the indictment as a co-conspirator has pleaded guilty to murder charges.

According to CBS affiliate WGCL, the gang is known to kill and commit violent crimes in Georgia.

“We are at war with organized street gangs, this is a war that we have to win, a war we intend to win,”, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said at a Tuesday press conference. “

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