Winston-Salem jury finds suspected Latin Kings gang member Jorge Cornell guilty
Winston-Salem, N.C.—No reaction from Latin Kings leader Jorge Peter Cornell as jury’s verdict was read Wednesday around 4pm.
After more than a month of trial, 110 witness testimonies and 3 days of deliberation Winston-Salem jurors find Jorge Peter Cornell guilty of three counts:
1. Conspiracy to conduct or commit racketeering crimes for the enterprise
2. Violent aid or abetting at least 2 racketeering crimes for enterprise
3. Carrying and or use of firearm (shotgun) on April 8, 2008.
Cornell was found guilty of one act, attempted murder one act, extortion no act, arson no act, multiple acts for bank fraud, no act for theft of interstate shipment and one act for robbery.
Five others were given their verdict for racketeering crimes along with Cornell: Russell Kilfoil guilty of one count, Randolph Kilfoil not guilty, Samuel Issac Velasquez not guilty, Irvin Vansquez not guilty and Ernesto Wilson guilty of one count.
The guilty persons will meet with probation officer and attorneys to create sentence report.
After the report is complete sentencing will take place in 35 days.
There was no reaction from Cornell or the other defendants in the courtroom.
Five Latin King supporters were seen outside the courthouse upset in tears.
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