Monday, April 1, 2013

Hitman Describes Firebombing That Killed Six: The Kaboni Savage Drug Kingpin Trial

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the Kaboni Savage drug kingpin federal trial in Philadelphia for

They made a pact to kill the mothers of any associate who became a "rat."

And that's what Lamont Lewis said he thought he was doing in the early morning hours of Oct. 9, 2004, when he and his cousin, Robert Merritt, firebombed the rowhouse of Marcella Coleman, the mother of Eugene "Twin" Coleman.

What Lewis didn't know, he said, his voice cracking, was that there were children in the house at the time. But when he angrily confronted Kidada Savage, who he said had set the murderous plan in motion, she was indifferent to the plight of the victims.

"Fuck'em," Lewis said Kidada Savage told him a day after the arson in which six people, two women and four children ranging in age from 15 months to 15 years, were killed.

Lewis, a self-described drug dealer and hitman, testified for nearly six hours today in the racketeering-murder trial of cocaine kingpin Kaboni Savage, Savage's sister Kidada, Merritt and Steven "Smoke" Northington.

The six homicides tied to the firebombing of the Coleman rowhouse are part of a dozen murders authorities have tied to the Savage drug organization,. Kaboni Savage, 38, once described by a high ranking Philadelphia police official as "pure evil," is accused of ordering the murders to solidify his multi-million dollar drug network and to intimidate potential witnesses.

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