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Native Mob member sentenced for murder

A member of a Native American gang has been sentenced to 43 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a fellow gang member. Shaun Martinez was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Martinez pleaded guilty in December to one count of ...

A member of a Native American gang has been sentenced to 43 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a fellow gang member.

Shaun Martinez was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Martinez pleaded guilty in December to one count of murder resulting from using a firearm in a violent crime.

In a plea agreement, Martinez admitted that he shot and killed Jeremee Kraskey in south Minneapolis in February 2011 to keep him from giving information to law enforcement.

Martinez was part of a federal case filed against 25 members of the Native Mob. Prosecutors accused gang members of using violence and intimidation to keep the gang in power.

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Authorities say the gang is most active in Minnesota and Wisconsin but also in Michigan, North Dakota and South Dakota.

 

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