Man Gets Life Sentence for Graffiti Killing
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A New York City gangster has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 18-year-old who drew graffiti on his turf.
A Bloods gang member, Bernard Small, received the maximum penalty yesterday after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder.
Prosecutors say Small and three other Bloods members beat Humberto Carol in March 2007 after they found him vandalizing their Brooklyn turf. Carol wasn’t a gang member.
After the beating in the Brownsville neighborhood, the 26-year-old Small shot Carol twice, killing him.
Criminal cases against two of the other gang members are pending. The third gang member was a juvenile at the time.
Small had denied the charge against him.