Drug kingpin indicted for retaliation murders

    Federal and local law enforcement officials are charging a convicted drug kingpin with the 2004 murders of six people, including four children, carried out as retaliation for witness testimony.

    Federal and local law enforcement officials are charging a convicted drug kingpin with the 2004 murders of six people, including four children, carried out as retaliation for witness testimony.

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    Kaboni Savage allegedly made calls from prison, ordering his associates to firebomb the family home of drug trafficker-turned-informant Eugene Coleman more than four years ago. The fire killed Coleman’s mother and infant son, along with other relatives and a family friend.

    Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross says this indictment should send a message to those who attempt to silence potential witnesses.

    Ross: I mean the bottom line is we’re never gonna stop coming for ya.  You know, when you commit heinous acts on our streets, we’re gonna keep coming no matter how long it takes. And we just hope that some sense of reassurance comes to the community and the public that we never forget.

    Authorities say Savage had his associates post the identities of cooperating witnesses on a website identifying so-called “rats.”

    Savage is now serving 30 years at a federal prison in Colorado for drugs, witness intimidation and money laundering.

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