Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jury Says North Philadelphia Drug Kingpin And Murderer Kaboni Savage Should Die

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

The jury voted for death.

Thirteen times.

After deliberating for about eight hours over two days, the anonymously chosen panel in the murder-racketeering trial of North Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage announced late this afternoon its decision to sentence Savage, 38, to death by lethal injection.

The panel chose death again and again, imposing the death sentence once for each of the 12 murder counts in the case and a final time for a count of murder as an act of retaliation against a witness. Six of the murders and the retaliation count were related to the October 2004 firebombing of a home in North Philadelphia in which two women and four children were killed.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read John P. Martin's piece at the Philadelphia Inquirer via the below link:

Note: The above DOJ photo is of the Philadelphia Federal Courthouse.

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