The leader of the Georgia gang ‘Sex Money Murder Bloods’ was indicted last week in part for allegedly ordering a hit on a child from his prison cell.
Kenneth Eric Jackson called for the shooting death of a 9-month old baby when the life of one of his own was taken. Shortly after, Devin Thomas, Marco Watson and Christopher Florence allegedly made their way into a home in May 2014. Baby boy KenDarius Edwards Jr. was there with his mother and 2 other women.
Statements from the investigation claim the members of the gang were masked and ordered the baby and women into the bathroom. Before they left, they opened fire shooting everyone present. The adult women all suffered non-life threatening injuries by KenDarius died before paramedics made it to the home.
DeKalb county leaders have called the tragedy ruthless and inexplicable:
- “You’re talking about a nine-month-old helpless child, and three women who tried to protect that child,” the DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander said.
- “This was a ruthless act ordered by a gang leader looking to spread fear and intimidation,” said the DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. “We are in a war with gangs in DeKalb County, and too many innocent people are being hurt. This is not your county. Get out or face the consequences.”
Michael Phillips, 29, was reportedly killed by KenDarius’ uncle – which led to the hit. Reports also indicate that Jackson had a cell phone in Autry State Prison where he made the call for the hit.