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Dead Man Inc. gang member gets 40 years in killing
Dead Man Inc. gang member gets 40 years in killing

"This kid is a vicious killer and he knows the system." That's what Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Wanda Heard had scribbled as she listened to the case against Dane Shives Jr., a member of the Dead Man Inc. gang charged with a double shooting in 2010 that left one man dead.  This week, Shives, 25, appeared before Heard for sentencing after being found guilty in the shooting, and the judge expressed skepticism about his remorse. She told him about the notation she had written down earlier in the case. "You're either an ace manipulator and doing what you need to do to get on my side, or a genuinely higher power has touched you," she said. "I...

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