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Killing of federal witness revealed as trial begins for alleged Baltimore hitmen

Killing of federal witness revealed as trial begins for alleged Baltimore hitmen

Once Guy Coffey’s secret spilled out on the Baltimore streets, he only had months to live, federal prosecutors said.

Coffey, 28, had been working as a police informant, tipping off detectives to crimes by a gang of hit men and drug dealers known as “Trained To Go.”

At least 10 of the alleged gang members were in jail last year on federal charges. But a defense attorney sent one of them a letter with Coffey’s name. The letter leaked out.

Soon, there was a $20,000 bounty on Coffey, and he was shot to death in June.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Gardner told all this to a federal judge in Baltimore last week.

“This was a targeted killing,” Gardner told the...

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