For two lives, two life sentences.
Demetre Mason and Frankland Henderson were sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years in DeKalb County for their roles in the executions of two young women in 2014. An accomplice and fellow 9 Trey Bloods gang member, Michael Jenkins, got 50 years in prison during the Thursday hearing before Judge Linda Hunter.
Shaniqua Camacho, 21, and Sonia Williams, 20, died in May 2014 after Williams allegedly called the gang’s leader an insulting name, prosecutors have said. The purported leader, Malcom “Dot” Brown, hasn’t yet been to trial.
Mason and Henderson were convicted of murder, gang activity and other charges; Jenkins of aggravated assault and gang activity.
Prosecutors have said the trio helped in the murders when Brown ordered them to because of the insult, and because he feared Williams could tell rival gang members to find him.
The women were beaten and chased down when they fled an apartment in the Snapfinger area, off I-20.
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Camacho didn’t know any of the gang members. She was only at the apartment because she’d been catching up with Williams, a friend from school.
Camacho’s father, Miguel, said after the trial he’d been unnerved to hear how the crew acted after the murders: Mason throwing up and crying, Henderson bragging.
“Then they went to a club,” Miguel Camacho said. “When I heard this, I was thinking these guys are sub-human.”
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It appears there are several areas blocked off as part of the crime scene.