- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Latin Kings gang leader in New Jersey has been convicted again for his involvement in the 2004 killing of a female gang member who witnessed an abduction.

Latin Kings leader Jose “Boom Bat” Negrete was found guilty of murder and conspiracy in the death of 23-year-old Jeri Lynn Dotson. He was also convicted of attempted murder for his role in the abduction and beating of a rival gang member.

Negrete was also convicted in 2009, but his 80-year prison sentence was overturned by an appellate court because of jury misconduct.

Negrete’s attorney, Jack Furlong, says he will file a motion for a new trial. He says he was deprived of his right to confront some of the fellow gang members who testified against him.

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