Baily Boys associate member sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for murder
BUFFALO, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced that Raymel Weeden, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of discharge of a firearm causing death, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The sentence will be served consecutive to a 10 year state sentence the defendant is currently serving for robbery in the first degree.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael P. Felicetta and Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that on Feb. 9, 2012, the defendant, a Bailey Boys Gang associate, along with Bailey Boys Gang member Rayshod Washington, attempted to rob Fred Rozier of drugs and money. During the course of the attempted robbery, when Fred Rozier resisted the robbery attempt, Weeden shot and killed Rozier.
The Bailey Boys Gang is a violent criminal gang that operates in an area of the City of Buffalo bounded by Winspear Avenue, the Kensington Expressway, Eggert Road and Main Street.
Rayshod Washington was previously convicted and sentenced to serve 144 months in prison.
Today’s sentencing is the result of an ongoing investigation on the part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in close cooperation with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office; the Buffalo Police Department; the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force; the Erie County Sheriff’s Office; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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