A federal jury last week convicted three reputed members of the Nine Trey Gangsters for numerous offenses including five murders,  and six attempted murders in eastern Virginia.

Malek Lassiter, Antonio Simmons, and Nathaniel Mitchell were found guilty last Thursday on multiple counts including conspiracy to commit racketeering, murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking and weapons offenses, the Virginia Pilot reported.

Law enforcement officials the three men embarked on a monthlong crime wavein late 2015, which included shootings and robberies in the Hamptons Road area, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

Federal prosecutors said from Thanksgiving through Christmas of 2015, the gang members also murdered two men and three women, most of whom had no known gang affiliation.

Authorities say all three defendants are members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a sub-sect of the United Blood Nation street gang.

As a result of the convictions, Simmons and Mitchell face mandatory life prison sentences when they are sentenced in July.

Lassiter faces at a minimum of 85 years behind bars.