- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A man has been convicted in what prosecutors described as the gang-related shooting death of a 15-year-old Delaware high school student.

News outlets report 20-year-old Diamonte Taylor was found guilty Wednesday, after a two-week trial, of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of Brandon Wingo. Prosecutors said Taylor shot Wingo in a rivalry between street gangs.

Zaahir Smith and Kevon Harris-Dickerson also were charged in Wingo’s death. Harris-Dickerson accepted a plea agreement and testified against Taylor, while Smith’s trial is scheduled for later this year.


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Prosecutors said the defendants were members of the Shoot to Kill gang, while Wingo was affiliated with a rival gang, Only My Brothers.

An attorney for Taylor, Ben Gifford, declined to comment pending Taylor’s sentencing.



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