PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three reputed Bloods gang members are headed to state prison for their roles in the fatal group beating and stabbing of a Paterson teen.
Nigel Everett, Devon Parker and James Shiver had pleaded guilty last year to aggravated manslaughter in the June 2006 death of
16-year-old Keith Moody. Prosecutors say the three thought the teen had ties to the rival Crips gang.
Shiver admitted stabbing Moody in the neck, while Parker told several people at the scene to beat the teen. Everett admitted taking part in the beating.
Shiver was sentenced Friday to 19 years, while Parker received 18 years and Everett got 10 years. They must serve 85 percent of their terms before becoming eligible for parole.
Ten others have pleaded guilty in connection with Moody’s death.
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