Judge Denies Gang Member’s Motion for Separate Hearing

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One of eleven members of a Baltimore gang known as “Green Team” or “39 Babies,” was denied a motion July 6 to have his case heard separately.

Donye Thompson is charged with participation in a criminal gang, conspiracy to participate in a criminal gang, gang association, organize/supervise/finance gang, common law, two counts of armed carjacking, carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery, five counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a violent crime, two counts of possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammo, three counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and several firearm related crimes. 

Thompson, 26, along with his defense counsel, James Sweeting III, motioned for Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer to reconsider joining his case with the other 10 co-defendants.

Thompson’s case will stay joined his fellow co-defendants. 

Thompson’s co-defendants, include:

  • Gregory Beadles
  • Pierre Briggs
  • Damone Cornish
  • Raequan Fields
  • Stephen Harrington
  • Datwain Jackson
  • Karon Johnson
  • J’Quan Powell
  • Ramell Wilson
  • Jalen Wise

According to CBS Baltimore, officials said the gang’s primary product was cocaine and as stated in a release from the attorney general’s office, “The organization utilized threats and violence to control their territory and to punish adversaries.”

The attorney general said the defendants range in age from 19 to 22 years old.

The men indicted are all from Baltimore City.

Thompson’s trial is scheduled for Nov. 7. 

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