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Brooklyn gangsters sentenced to life in prison for six murders

January 28, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Brooklyn gangsters sentenced to life in prison for six murders

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On Friday, the families of six Brooklyn men, who were callously executed by members of a drug-dealing street gang, received closure as the convicted murderers received life behind bars.

“I’ve been angry about my son being gunned down … You’re a very evil person. I hope your life behind bars would be like death,” Angela Rogers stated, the mother of 28-year-old Daquane Shelton, the victim who was shot four times by Christian John back in 2008.

Rogers read a victim impact statement in Brooklyn Federal Court before John was hit with life in prison for the killings of Shelton; Charlemagne Lormand in 2000; Barry Haynes, in 2008; and the 2011 murders of Jason Bostic and Aaron Formey, The New York Daily News reported.

“Today’s sentence marks a day of closure for the six families whose loved ones were murdered and for the Brooklyn communities where John and his violent crew wreaked havoc from over a decade,” U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers said.

Marvin Johnson and John were found guilty in the murder of Earle Obermuller. (OBTAINED BY NEWS)

“You started life positively by being named Christian, but after your life went downhill and you didn’t live your life as such,” Judge Frederic Block added before forcing the mandatory life sentence and requiring the criminals to pay $16,500 to the families for funeral expenses.

John, the leader of a violent criminal gang, referred to as the “Hull Street Crew,” and his childhood friend turned co-defendant Marvin Johnson were also found guilty of the 2006 slaying of Earle Kevin Obermuller.

“I don’t wish you any harm, but if we are alive in 40 years, I’d like to visit you to tell you more about how your actions are poison to society,” Lormand’s brother said, who called in from California.

Christian John, 32, was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Daquane Shelton; Charlemagne Lormand, in 2000; Barry Haynes, in 2008; and Jason Bostic and Aaron Formey, in 2011. (OBTAINED BY NEWS)

Prosecutors revealed that John and Johnson forced Obermuller to an abandoned building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where they duct taped his entire head and watched as he suffocated to death before they set him on fire.

During the 2011 slayings, John directed his gang members to bind Bostic and Formey with duct tape and to murder them.

John was also convicted of assaulting a crew member by tying him and pouring boiling water over his body as punishment for the member being disloyal to him.

Both defendants offered their condolences to the families in attendance before reading their long appellate arguments.

“I haven’t killed anyone. All the cooperating witnesses testified that I did not commit any crime with them,” Johnson said.

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