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The Bobster
03-18-2016, 12:47 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/03/18/man-who-dodged-murder-rap-as-teen-gets-life-sentence-for-different-slay/

Man who dodged murder rap as teen gets life sentence for different slay
By Selim Algar
March 18, 2016 | 1:44am

A Brooklyn gangbanger who was arrested in a shocking basketball-court murder when he was just 15 years old but beat the rap was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for another slaying.

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Yasser Ashburn at age 15 in 1999.
Photo: Mary McLoughlin


Yasser Ashburn, now 33, made headlines in 1999 when he was accused of stabbing another teen to death in Crown Heights during a fight at a basketball game. After an initial hung jury, Ashburn was acquitted in a second proceeding.

Ashburn, whom Brooklyn federal prosecutors labeled a big shot in the Folk Nation gang, was convicted of murder and other charges last year.

He maintained his innocence and lobbied for a 25-year term before getting hit with the mandatory life sentence.

Whitebear
03-18-2016, 08:55 PM
(Black) Man who dodged murder rap as teen gets life sentence for different slay (http://nypost.com/2016/03/18/man-who-dodged-murder-rap-as-teen-gets-life-sentence-for-different-slay/)
http://www.newnation.org/Images/2016/YasserAshburn.jpgA Brooklyn gangbanger who was arrested in a shocking basketball-court murder when he was just 15 years old but beat the rap was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for another slaying. Yasser Ashburn, now 33, made headlines in 1999 when he was accused of stabbing another teen to death in Crown Heights during a fight at a basketball game. After an initial hung jury, Ashburn was acquitted in a second proceeding. Ashburn, whom Brooklyn federal prosecutors labeled a big shot in the Folk Nation gang, was convicted of murder and other charges last year.

Former Folk Nation gang leader will serve life in prison for 2008 Brooklyn murder, racketeering (http://www.***********.com/new-york/folk-nation-gang-leader-life-sentence-2008-murder-article-1.2568505)
Authorities have been investigating whether the Folk Nation and Crips gangs were shooting at each other on Sept. 7, 2015, outside the Ebbets Field apartment complex when Gov. Cuomo aide Carey Gabay, a Harvard-educated deputy counsel to the Empire State Development Corp., was killed by a stray bullet.