U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder took the death penalty off the table for four co-defendants charged in the slaying of a Waynesboro reserve police officer, prosecutors said Friday.
Three siblings and another man whom authorities say all belong to the Bloods gang set 99 Goon Syndikate will instead face the possibility of life in prison for their alleged role in the high-profile killing of Capt. Kevin Quick, 45.
“I know the attorney general takes these cases very seriously,” said Timothy J. Heaphy, who is prosecuting the case against siblings Daniel Mathis and Shantai and Mersadies Shelton, as well as Kweli Uhuru.
Halisi Uhuru, identified in court records as the top-ranking member of the Syndikate in Virginia, and Anthony Stokes also are charged in a 36-count federal indictment handed down by a Charlottesville grand jury last month. A three-week trial date was scheduled Friday to begin May 4.
“[Holder] reviews each potential death penalty case at his kitchen table, often late at night,” Heaphy said. “I have known him for years and continue to have great confidence in him and his judgment.”
He did not say whether he agreed with the decision or whether authorities have identified who fired the shot that killed Quick, 45, a new father who was last seen leaving his mother’s home in Afton on Jan. 31.
He sent a text message to his girlfriend at 10:14 p.m. saying he was on his way to visit her and their infant daughter in Albemarle County, and another at 10:49 asking if she needed anything. That was the last anyone heard from Quick. His remains were discovered six days later in rural Goochland County.
It's called pathological LYING.
Just another example of the DOJ defending criminals rather than prosecuting them to the full extent of the law. This is tyranny.
Are those guys black? "Ohhhhh yes they are...well, in that case we must assume they acted in self defense against the "Evil White Policeman". Eric Holder is a fine and just man, he will make decisions to help his peoples and defend them against those evil Whiteys!
LET'S PUT ERIC HOLDER IN THEIR PLACE AND EXECUTE HIM FOR THEIR CRIMES SEE IF HE LIKES THAT BETTER!
I AM FED UP WITH ALL THE LAWLESSNESS AND LIES. I THINK I CAN SAY WE ARE!
A message to Eric Holder, the Chief Criminal in these United States;
You will not escape the coming ravages that shall soon be revealed to all the people of this nation! For you are not blameless in the Sight of Jehovah God!
If they were WHITE they would be toast. Racist Holder along with his boss.
Truth be known Holder is going to Allah in prayer for Mr. Wilson's indictment for murder, the problem is that it was a self defense act and yet there was clear evidence to these thugs guilt and one which the Death Penalty is very deserving, what does he do but take it off the table.
HOLDER IS ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS WE HAVE IN OUR GOVERNMENT. HE NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR " FAST AND FURIOUS " . HE IS OBAMA'S ACCOMPLIS WITH TREASON AND SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON AS WELL !
Holder plays "revenge" politics. Any black Blood gang member isn't to be given a death penalty for killing a white cop.
Surely I am wrong in my interpretation to Holder's acts the last six years. One would think that he should attempt to find a way that his race would rise above their current levels of crime, however all he is doing for the blacks is to build some since of entitlement that bends the laws to their benefit. He and Obama is doing nothing more than creating a distrust in the Federal Judiciary and setting back relations with the blacks to a time before the equal rights amendment. Should anarchy break out, I pray that any and all retaliation is directed at those who has promoted these events, Holder and Obama.