Ra Diggs found guilty on 21 charges, sentenced to 12 life terms plus 105 years.
Last year, Brooklyn rapper Ra Diggs was found guilty on 21 charges that included the murder of three people and multiple counts of drug trafficking, and today he was handed a whopping sentence for his actions. Diggs, born Ronald Herron, was awarded 12 life terms, plus an additional 105 years, from the judge, who said Herron displayed a "complete lack of remorse" for his actions.
The New York Times quotes Herron just before he received his sentence:
“You guys sit here and continue to paint this picture that I’m the devil incarnate, the scourge of righteousness — it’s all crap. Even the most dim prosecutor could have secured a conviction under this atmosphere of guilt they built. They did all but point a big, red arrow of guilty up on that projection screen.”
Apparently, Herron "rose to the top of a 'set' of the Bloods gang called Murderous Mad Dawgs that controlled the cocaine and heroin markets in the Gowanus and Wyckoff Houses in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood."