Santino Boderick is probably wishing he could turn back the hands of time to Sept. 9. Broderick opted to turn down a 15-year plea deal for charges on conspiracy, attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.
Broderick was found guilty of his crimes on Friday, Nov. 18, according to a press release obtained by XXL. The GS9 member now faces up to 80 years in prison.
Santino, known as “Cueno,” is accused of shooting at members of the rival Folks Nation gang in July 2014.
Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, was pleased with the jury’s decision.
“The trial proved Santino Boderick was involved in shocking violence and brazenly believed himself immune from prosecution,” Brennan said in a press release. “He was convicted of shooting up a tree-lined street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn that was crowded with people enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon. Hours later, a few blocks away, he wore the same clothes as he was videotaped dancing with GS9 members performing at the Barclay Center. I am thankful to the jury for their service and attention in this case, which has resulted in the conviction of one of the principle shooters in the GS9 gang, whose acts of violence spread across multiple cities and a two-year period.”
Santino was among four GS9 members who were offered plea deals during a Sept. 9 court hearing. Bobby pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia.
Rowdy Rebel, whose real name is Chad Marshall, and Nicholas McCoy, were also offered plea deals. Bobby, Rowdy and Nicholas agreed to seven years in prison rather than risk trial, which was set to begin Monday.
Broderick, who was visibly upset, turned his deal down.
“Fifteen? Dang. My life is over,” he can be overheard telling his attorney Kevin Canfield, according to The New York Daily News.
Broderick’s attorney asked him, “You want 80 or you want 15?”
Bobby pleaded guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy, which carries a sentence of one to three years, and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession, which carries a sentence of seven years, according to Billboard. The two charges will run concurrently, meaning Bobby will face a maximum of seven years in prison.
Bobby will also face five years of probation, according to TMZ.
Bobby, who has been in jail since December 2014, will get credit for time served, leaving five years remaining on his sentence.
Bobby faced 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
It was a smart decision for Bobby to take the plea deal. The justice system showed no mercy to GS9 members A-Rod and Rasha.
A-Rod, whose real name is Alex Crandon, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 53 1/3 years in prison for conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and other charges.
Rasha, whose real name is Rashid Derissant was sentenced to 98 years on gang-related charges, including conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and assault.
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