Sister of drug kingpin Kaboni Savage sentenced to life in prison

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February 21, 2014 4:36:45 PM PST
The sister of drug kingpin Kaboni Savage was sentenced to life in prison plus a consecutive ten-year sentence on Friday for her role in the firebombing that killed six members of an informant's family.

31-year-old Kidada Savage was convicted on May 13, 2013 of six counts of murder in aid of racketeering, retaliating against a witness by murder, and of using fire to commit a felony - all in relation to the October 9, 2004 firebombing of Eugene Coleman's family home.

Six people, including four children, were killed in the incident.

Kidada's brother, Kaboni Savage, ordered the firebombing while in federal custody awaiting a drug trial. He was later sentenced to death for 12 counts of murder in aid of racketeering.

Kidada Savage, acting on her brother's orders, recruited Lamont Lewis to commit the firebombing. Lewis pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

Robert Merritt, Jr. was convicted on racketeering charges and is awaiting sentencing.

Steven Northington were also convicted in the case.


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