Head of Atlanta's '30 Deep' Gang Convicted

10:48 PM, Feb 1, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) -- The leader of a violent Atlanta gang was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder and assault charges stemming from three separate incidents that left two dead and two wounded.

George "Keon" Redding, a 21-year-old widely recognized as the leader of "30 Deep," was convicted late Monday of the charges. He was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 40 years by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua.

Prosecutors say Redding shot and killed 40-year-old Ronnie Pierce in June 2007 after a dispute over a gun. He also was charged in the July 2007 killing of 25-year-old Victor Hill in an apparently random attack. 

He's also accused of targeting a third man who was shot and wounded while playing basketball in east Atlanta.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

 

 

 

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