Bobby Shmurda Affiliate Sentenced to More Than 117 Years in Prison
Rapper Bobby Shmurda affiliate Santino Boderick, 23, was sentenced to 117 and a half to 130 years in prison for his involvement in gang warfare, according to a Jan. 18 release from special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget G. Brennan.
Boderick, also known as Cueno, was convicted of 23 counts, including charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder in the second degree, attempted assault in the first degree, and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree. He was convicted in the attempted murder of a rival gang member in July 2014 in Brooklyn. Evidence at trial also supported Boderick's role in gang-related violence between January 2013 and December 2014.
“Santino Boderick was convicted of multiple incidents involving shocking violence, and which reflected utter disregard for human life," Brennan said in the release. "The sentence imposed on him today will protect the community, and appropriately punish behavior that terrorized countless innocent people."
Boderick, alongside co-defendants Shmurda (real name Ackquille Jean Pollard), Chad "Rowdy Rebel" Marshall and Nicholas McCoy, who are all believed to be a part of a Brooklyn-based street gang called GS9, were arrested on Dec. 17, 2014 at Manhattan's Quad Studios, where Shmurda was recording. After raiding the studio, police recovered 10 guns and a "small quantity" of crack in the car Shmurda was sitting in.
All four were offered a "global plea deal" during a trial last September that was contingent on all the defendants accepting the deal. While Shmurda, Marshall and McCoy were offered seven-year sentences to plead guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy (to criminally posses a weapon in the second degree), Boderick was offered 15 years because he faced an additional charge of attempted assault. Boderick rejected the deal.
Special prosecutor Nigel Farina offered Boderick a split deal so that Shmurda, Marshall and McCoy could accept the seven-year sentence.
Other GS9 members have received lengthy prison sentences, including Rashid "Rasha" Derissant, who was sentenced to over 98 1/3 years, and Alex "A-Rod" Crandon, who received a sentence of 53 1/3 years. Both were convicted on counts that included conspiracy in the second and fourth degrees, murder in the second degree, and reckless endangerment in the first degree.