A Bronx gang leader was found guilty Tuesday of the cold-blooded killing of a 16-year-old boy, authorities said.
Prosecutors said Trinitarios thug Carlos (White Boy) Urena was the triggerman in the 2005 murder of Ka’Shawn Phillips. The teen, who was shot in the head in Yonkers, just over the Bronx border, was also stabbed 20 times.
“Urena walked up with a 9-mm. gun and shot Ka’Shawn Phillips right in the head,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Micah Smith said in Urena’s seven-week jury trial.
Urena, 27, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison, authorities said. He was convicted of various charges, including murder in aid of racketeering, racketeering and drug conspiracy. No sentencing date was immediately set.
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Limet Vasquez, an associate, was found guilty of racketeering, murder conspiracy and other counts.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum of five years.
The convictions are the latest obtained by the feds in a steady stream of gang takedowns.
Last month, a Daily News review that highlighted the Phillips murder showed Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office has convicted more than 1,000 of about 1,300 people charged in 52 large-scale drug and gang takedowns since late 2009.
“The Bronx streets are safer because of the jury’s verdict,” Bharara said Tuesday.
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