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Gang Leader Preyed On Children, Prosecutor Says

October 15, 2009  | 

The last defendant to be sentenced in the sweeping federal case against the Insane Deuces street gang of Aurora, Ill., was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 20 years in prison after a prosecutor described him as an enforcer who "sent children out to kill other children."

Romel Handley, 25, often shook his head at the defense table as Assistant U.S. Atty. Patrick Pope described him as the leader of the gang's army of "shorties," or younger members who were recruited to commit shootings for the gang in its war against the Latin Kings.

"They preyed on and killed the people and the children of Aurora," Pope said.

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