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Alleged BGF gang member represents himself at murder trial

Alleged BGF gang member represents himself at murder trial

Wearing a striped button-down shirt with jeans and carrying a clear trash bag full of paperwork, alleged Black Guerrilla Family gang member Laser Womack opened his murder trial Wednesday by proclaiming his innocence.

Womack, 29, is charged in the March 2014 shooting death of 21-year-old Johniese Sheppard. Womack is representing himself during his trial.

Prosecutors say Sheppard had been staying at a house on Eighth Street in Brooklyn when Womack and his associates barged in looking for another person. They opened fire, prosecutors say, killing Sheppard and injuring two others.

Womack is charged with conspiracy, murder and two counts of attempted murder. Authorities say...

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