Grape Street Crips Sentenced To Life For Execution-Style Slaying

A high-ranking member of the Grape Street Crips will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the execution-style fatal shooting of a fellow gang member in Newark, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Tony Phillips, 28, was one of two gang members convicted at trial in July along with now-imprisoned Grape Street Crips leader Corey Hamlet, who is serving a life sentence for ordering six killings and an attempted murder while at the helm of the notorious gang.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo, who presided over the two-month-long trial, on Tuesday sentenced Phillips to two concurrent life terms plus 35 years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

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