Indictment: Gang member plotted judge's slaying
TRENTON, N.J. - March 17, 2011 (WPVI) -- Authorities say a member of the Bloods street gang plotted behind bars in the Monmouth County Jail to arrange the slaying of a federal judge in New Jersey.
According to an indictment, Derrick "Murder" Menter and an unidentified gang member wanted the judge dead because of stiff prison sentences imposed on other gang members.
The indictment says they sought $100,000 from a man who was waiting to be sentenced. The judge is believed to be Chief U.S. District Court Judge Garrett Brown.
The indictment says the man who was to pay for the murder secretly cooperated with law enforcement.
The Asbury Park Press reports court records show Menter was being held in jail for failing to register as a sex offender.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com
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