Virginia Man Sentenced In Gang Slayings

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A Newport News man has been sentenced to six life sentences plus 60 years in prison for killing two people as part of gang activities.

A federal judge in Newport News on Thursday sentenced 26-year-old Perry Cousins in the murders of 20-year-old Rashed Caudle in August 2003 and 24-year-old Lorenzo Thomas in September 2005.

Federal prosecutors say Cousins was a key member of an enterprise consisting of three gangs that used violence and intimidation to control Newport News neighborhoods.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s