Prosecutor seeking the death penalty against 3 Rico suspects
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Three certified gang members in Chattanooga may face the death penalty for their alleged crimes.
The Hamilton county district attorney general says he will seek the death penalty for Andre Grier, Courtney High, and Charles Shelton.
The three are accused of murdering a woman before she could testify in court against a gang member.
Bianca Horton gave prosecutors a recorded statement about accused killer Cortez Sims, but she was killed before the trial began.
Sims was later convicted.
Horton’s young daughter was paralyzed in the same shooting that took the life of Tabitha Bowman.
District Attorney Neal Pinkston used the RICO law, the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, to indict a total of 54 people.