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Brother of former college star runningback admits to 2013 murder of fellow member of Black Guerilla Family in Baltimore

November 12, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Brother of former college star runningback admits to 2013 murder of fellow member of Black Guerilla Family in Baltimore

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Federal prosecutors say a Baltimore gang member has admitted to killing a witness to prevent him from testifying against a fellow member of the Black Guerilla Family gang, which deals in heroin in the area.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said 25-year-old Wesley Jamal Brown, the older half-brother of Wes Brown, the former University of Maryland star running back, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise.

Federal authorities said Brown, was a known member of the Black Guerilla Family gang or BGF Greenmount Regime, formerly known as the Young Guerilla Family, or YGF,

As part of the agreement, prosecutors say Brown admitted to executing 22-year-old Moses Malone on May 2, 2013, with a .22 caliber handgun in Baltimore’s 600-block of Cokesbury Avenue.

Malone was to testify against Norman Handy, who Malone had claimed robbed and shot him.

Brown admitted to killing Malone on the orders of Gerald Johnson, the reputed leader of the BGF (Mugshot photo)

Handy would eventually plead guilty to robbery.

Prosecutors said Brown killed Malone on the direct orders of Gerald Johnson, the reputed leader of the gang.

Additionally, days after committing Malone’s murder, Brown admitted he had disposed of the .22 caliber handgun used to kill Malone with the assistance of fellow BGF gang members.

Brown is the fifth person to plead guilty in connection with the gang-related murder.

As a result of the guilty plea, prosecutors said they expect Brown to receive 30 to 35 years in federal prison when he is scheduled for sentencing in February.

Court records show Handy, along with Kenneth Faison, Montell Harvey, and David Hunter have all entered guilty pleas in the federal case.

Another four other gang members including Johnson, Joseph Bonds, Marquise McCants, and Kenneth “Slay” Jones, — have pleaded not guilty and are scheduled to stand trial later this month.

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