Skip to comments.Fla gang trial turns deadly with witness' killing
Posted on 08/11/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT by george76
The day Eguel Geffrard was supposed to testify in the trial of the man accused of leading one of South Florida's most violent gangs, police found his bloodied body in a parking lot, a targeted hit authorities said was meant to send a message about Top 6's power.
Top 6 became the most violent gang in Palm Beach County history, linked to 14 homicides and more than 150 shootings in the past few years, including a fatal Christmas Eve shooting at a busy mall in 2006 _ all part of a bloody gang war, authorities said. Alleged leader Futo Charles, 30, has been arrested more than a dozen times since 2003, but his trial this week on various charges could send the steely-gazed Charles to prison for much of his life if convicted...
After Geffrard's slaying Monday, a judge ordered jurors to be partially sequestered with armed guards escorting them to and from the courthouse. A dozen armed deputies flanked the tiny courtroom during Charles' trial and K-9 dogs swept the courtroom hallways. He faces a slew of charges, including drug possession, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder for attacking a lifelong acquaintance in a turf war. Closing arguments were to begin Friday.
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"He's an articulate, intelligent guy who's even charismatic to a point but he's not a nice guy. He's been involved and has orchestrated some bad things," said Lt. Michael Wallace, who ran the Palm Beach County gang task until recently. "Whenever we had a big incident, Futo was always around."
Well, I guess you could say, he's a dependable POS...
Put them on a desert island and let them have at it.
I thought this was what witness protection programs were meant to avert, though for all I know Geffrard may have been offered that and declined.
One of Holder’s people..
Why do witnesses willing to testify against gangs, take their security so lightly?
I’m sure the story across the country is no different from here in Denver.
GangBangers have no qualms about ordering hits.
If you’re going to testify, you better be prepared to crawl in a hole with your family, AT LEAST until the trial is over.
Actually, I have a better solution, but ... there’s no upside to posting it....
If a witness against you is murdered, you should be automatically convicted, and the sentence should be to have your skin totally removed while you’re still alive.
I’ve never heard of Top 6 until now. THANK YOU FOR POSTING.
Jesus Christ...warn somebody before you post a picture like that!
Open at your own peril to see more of this handsome devil.
Yeah, make them live organ donors that is the ticket.
Something like this clown and how society needs to protect itself screams out for assassination squads. Just take them out and forget the courts.
Thanks for the warning.....
And, yeah....I had to peek.
Hang his ass on the Court House steps!