Rival gang leader sentenced in murder

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge sentenced Dajuan Marshall today to life plus 20 years in prison for killing the leader of a rival gang.

On June 8, 2008, Kenneth Jones was standing near the corner of Custom House Avenue and Water Street when he was approached by two men armed with large caliber handguns.

At gunpoint, Jones was led to a nearby vehicle and forced into the trunk. Less than 40 minutes later, a call was placed to report that the body of a male was discovered in the 4500 block of Bonner Road.

Jones died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, fired at close range.

The investigation revealed that Jones was the leader of the Pasadena Denver Lanes Bloods gang and at the time was in a dispute with a rival set of Bounty Hunter Bloods known as the Spider gang.

Witnesses identified Marshall as the person who ordered Jones's murder and as one of the two men who forced Jones in the trunk.

Kedar Anderson was the second.

A jury convicted Anderson earlier this month of first degree murder, kidnapping and related charges. He is scheduled for sentencing on February 16, 2012 and faces up to two life terms plus 100 years in prison for his role in the murder.

A separate jury convicted Marshall on October 24 of conspiracy to murder and participation in a criminal street gang resulting in death. Marshall received the maximum sentence for both charges.

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