DeKalb gang members convicted in retaliatory double homicide

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Three members of the 9 Trey Bloods gang were convicted in a murder case involving two female victims, DeKalb County District Sherry Boston announced.

Jurors returned guilty verdicts on April 26 against 24-year-old Demetre “Flame” Mason and 25 year-old  on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and weapons offenses in connection with the murders of Shaniqua Camacho, 20, and Sonia Williams, 21. 

A third defendant, Michael “Slim” Jenkins, 24, was convicted of Aggravated Assault and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act for his role in the crime.

 The victims were gunned down on May 19, 2014 in the 2700 block of Shell Bark Road in Decatur. The young women were with the men visiting a nearby home when a dispute erupted with several other gang members. The argument escalated with one of the gang members becoming enraged after being “disrespected” and called a derogatory name. The gang members beat up the women. The women escaped the house on foot.  Jenkins, Henderson, and Mason, who was dating victim Williams, chased the women by car.  After locating the victims inside the parking lot of an apartment complex,  Henderson and Mason exited the vehicle and fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the women. Their bodies were discovered by a resident the next day.

 The defendants were identified and arrested following an extensive investigation. Each will be sentenced at a later date by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Linda Hunter. A fourth defendant, Malcolm “Dot” Brown , will be prosecuted separately. A trial date has not yet been set.

 The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorneys Buffy Thomas and Dwayne Brown, with assistance from DA Investigator Waine Pinckney. Detective M.S. McLendon of the DeKalb County Police Department led the initial investigation.

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