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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two Members of the 39ers Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced the sentencing of two defendants convicted of gang-related offenses in February of 2017 following the six-week long 39ers racketeering and murder trial.

 

Today, U.S. Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced TERRIOUES OWNEY, age 30, and MCCOY WALKER, age 26, as follows:

 

COUNT CHARGE DEFENDANT SENTENCE
1 Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) OWNEY Each defendant received life imprisonment
WALKER
2 Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances WALKER Life imprisonment
3 Conspiracy to use and carry and to possess firearms OWNEY Each defendant received 240 months
WALKER imprisonment
14 Murder in aid of racketeering OWNEY Each defendant received a mandatory life sentence
(Lester Green) WALKER
15 Causing death through the use of a firearm OWNEY Life imprisonment
16 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Jamal Smith) OWNEY Each defendant received 240 months imprisonment
WALKER
17 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime OWNEY Received a consecutive sentence of 120 months
(Jamal Smith)
18 Murder in aid of racketeering OWNEY Mandatory life sentence
(Donald Daniels)
19 Causing death through the use of a firearm (Donald Daniels) OWNEY Life imprisonment
22 Murder in aid of racketeering OWNEY Mandatory life sentence
(Elton Fields)
23 Causing death through the use of a firearm (Elton Fields) OWNEY Life imprisonment
24 Murder in aid of racketeering OWNEY Mandatory life sentence
(Jerome Hampton)  
  WALKER
25 Causing death through the use of a firearm OWNEY Both defendants received life imprisonment
(Jerome Hampton and Renetta Lowe a/k/a Magnolia Shorty) WALKER
26 Murder in aid of racketeering OWNEY Both defendants received a mandatory life sentence

(Renetta Lowe a/k/a Magnolia Shorty)

WALKER

 

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.

 

 

Updated July 25, 2017