Hartford Gang Leader to Serve 60 Years in Prison for 2007 Murder

A Hartford gang leader has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on a murder conviction stemming from a 2007 drive-by shooting.

Donald "Amen" Raynor, 29, was convicted last month in the June 2007 shooting death of 22-year-old Delany Gray, who allegedly belonged to a rival gang in the city.

An earlier trial for Gray's shooting ended with a hung jury in September.

He was sentenced Monday to life in prison, which translates to 60 years behind bars under Connecticut law, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Raynor is also charged in connection with the shootings of five other people in Hartford in 2007 and 2008.

Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking Connecticut's capital. His attorney disputes all the allegations.

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