Final gang members sentenced in connection to Kevin Quick murder

Anthony Stokes and Halisi Uhuru
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NBC29ROANOKE, Va. (WVIR) - The last of the defendants in the Kevin Quick murder trial have learned their punishments.

A federal judge in Roanoke handed down sentencing for Halisi Uhuru (aka Gert Arthur Wright) and Anthony Stokes on Monday, December 12

In February, jurors found Uhuru and Stokes guilty of obstruction of justice and being in a racketeering conspiracy.

According to investigators, the two men were the ring leaders of the 99 Goonz Syndikate, whose members carried out a series of crimes in central Virginia in the fall of 2013. Some of those members were found guilty of abducting and murdering Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Wayne Quick.

Quick was kidnapped  from a parking lot in Albemarle County on January 31, 2014. The gang members withdrew money from Quick's bank account before taking him to a rural area of Goochland County and killing him.

Uhuru was given 144 months in prison, and then 3 years of supervised release. The judge ordered him to pay a $500 fine and $12,369 in restitution.

Stokes was sentenced to 160 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. He must pay a $500 fine, as well as $12,369 in restitution.

The four defendants directed tied to Quick's murder - Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, Kweli Uhuru (aka Travis Bell), and Mersadies Shelton – all received a sentencing of life in prison, plus additional years, back in September.

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