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Tough gang sentence sends message

March 14, 2008

Albany -- Gang task force leaders say they're pleased with a 15-year prison sentence handed to a reputed gang leader.

Law enforcers say tough prison sentences for gang crimes will send a clear message to young people involved in gangs.

 Friday morning 19-year old Denevious Morman was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison , 10-years for street gang participation and five for possession of a gun during a crime. Prosecutors say Morman is the number two leader of the C-M-E Rattlers gang.

 Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards says the sentence sends a message. "We want the gang bangers that are still determined to be involved with gangs to understand that you can be incarcerated up to 15 years, as was this defendant."

Morman was credited for 15-months he served in the Dougherty County Jail awaiting trial.

 The man prosecutors say is the top C-M-E Rattler leader is scheduled to go on trial Monday. 21-year old Michael Williams is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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