Two Bloods gang members sentenced to life in prison

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2:42pm

Two more associates of Nashville’s contingent of the Bloods gang have been sentenced to federal prison terms, according to U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin’s Office.

Federal Judge Aleta Trauger has sentenced Keairus “Key Thang” Wilson, 22, and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, to life in prison.

Wilson was sentenced on Monday to life plus 35 years and Williamson was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 65 years.

Both were convicted by a federal jury in March for their roles in three murders, racketeering conspiracy and firearms offenses, all of which prosecutors maintained were related to their membership in the Bloods street gang.

Wilson was found guilty on eight counts, including the June 2008 murder of Michael Goins and the July 2009 murder of Alexandra Franklin.

A jury found Williamson guilty on seven counts, including the May 2009 murder of Andreus Taylor.

“The life sentences handed down this week are the culmination of more than three years of investigation and litigation involving the Bloods gang,” Martin said, “This case exemplifies the commitment of law enforcement in the Middle District of Tennessee to end gang violence by dismantling and prosecuting gang members for their various gang related crimes — from falsified court records, to drug dealing, to murder.”

According to evidence presented at trial, Wilson was a member of the Eastside Skyline Piru set of the Bloods and Williamson was a member of the Tree Top Piru set of the Bloods.

Law enforcement authorities have said that from approximately 2006 until December 2011, Bloods gang members committed and conspired to commit acts of murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.

Kenneth “K.G.” Gaddie remains at large and authorities ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which can be reached locally at 615-565-1400.

8 Comments on this post:

By: 4gold on 9/13/12 at 1:45

Why does the public have to feed and house these losers for life? Anyone in a street gang is of no worth to society. Contributes nothing only takes. Worthless. Fire up the chair. It is not like they are going to turn a corner and be worth anything ever.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 1:10

4gold, the appeals process is actually more expensive than life without parole. I know, that doesn't sound right but it is.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/14/12 at 1:12

What I meant to say is the Dealth Penalty and its appeals are more expensive. I agree that these guys are worthless bums who don't deserve the air they breathe.

By: Magnum on 9/14/12 at 3:03

For whatever reason, I'm on a "see that's why the country is broke" kick today, and here is another fine example of wasted money at the hands of a broken system. There's no telling what we've spent on these idiots just to get them convicted.

By: NewYorker1 on 9/14/12 at 3:23

OH NO!!!! Those poor babies.

By: puddycat on 9/15/12 at 6:10

Their entire family and anybody else with their genes, should be "fixed" so more stupid people can't be bred. THAT would be tax dollars well spent !

By: bobyounts@comca... on 9/17/12 at 8:40

C'mon inmates...take care of these guys for us.
Please catch these guys napping and give them a little prison justice.

By: briggslcp on 9/18/12 at 4:11

I had both of these boys as students once. Sad all the way around. God bless the families of the victims.