Mitchell gets nine life terms for conspiracy

The Baltimore Sun

Willie "Bo" Mitchell, 31, of Baltimore was sentenced to nine life terms plus 60 years in federal prison yesterday for a racketeering conspiracy that involved at least five killings and drug trafficking, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein announced.

According to evidence during a nine-week trial, Mitchell and three other men were members of a violent organization that conspired to commit murder, armed robbery and home invasions from 1994 until August 2006.

Mitchell was convicted of two double homicides. Rosenstein called him "one of Baltimore's most violent criminals." The other three convicted defendants also face life sentences.

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