Jersey "Bloods" Gang Members Sentenced for Teen Slaying, Face Federal Hard Time


NEWARK, N.J. (CBS/AP) Two members and an associate of a northern New Jersey street gang have been sentenced for their roles in the shooting death of a Jersey City teenager in 2004.

Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Turner and 28-year-old Anthony Walker, both of Jersey City, were sentenced Thursday to 13-year federal prison terms. Twenty-eight-year-old David Ariste of East Orange got a 10-year sentence.

Prosecutors say Walker and Ariste were members of the Fruit Town Brims, part of the Bloods street gang, and that Turner was an associate.

All pleaded guilty last year to murder conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors say the teen was one of four bystanders hit by stray bullets on July 19, 2004, when the three men went looking for a man who had shot at Walker on the street in Jersey City.