Federal prosecutors have charged Ronald Herron with three brutal murders
including one that the wannabe rapper boasted about on his twitter account.
A Brooklyn Federal court grand jury indicted Herron on Monday for the
murders which authorities say are connected to his drug enterprise in
the Gowanus Houses. Herron, who was a known gang leader, could face the
death penalty if convicted.
One of the charges Herron faces is for the June 16, 2001 murder of Fredrick
Brooks, a charge he previously beat in state Supreme Court when two witnesses
refused to testify against him. Herron later bragged on his Twitter account
that he “beat a body” referring to Brooks, authorities say.
As reported by the Daily News, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said
“his tweets were premature”. Herron is also being charged
with the murders of Richard Russo in 2008 and Victor Zapata in 2009; both
killings took place at the Gowanus Houses, where authorities have linked
his gang activity.
The NYPD detectives who were on the case worked closely with federal authorities
to bring this indictment after Herron beat the first charge by allegedly
threatening and intimidating key witnesses. According to authorities,
Herron and his drug gang are allegedly affiliated with the "Murderous
Mad Dog" branch of the Bloods street gang and he has posted YouTube
videos in the past claiming to be the leader of a “murder team”.
Herron has been jailed on
federal drug charges since 2010.
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