Ra Diggs Could Face Death Penalty After Being Indicted For Three Murders
Ra Diggs who was in a group with Waka Flocka Flame and Uncle Murda has been hit with three different murder charges.
Ronald “Ra Diggs” Herron was a part of the “Murda Team” rap group with the aforementioned artists, but federal prosecutors claim he was also the leader of faction of The Bloods street gang.
Ra Diggs was originally indicted and arrested outside of Club Amnesia in October of 2010, for his role in the Brooklyn drug gang.
Police began an undercover investigation in 2008 and made over 65 drug buys from in the Gowanus Houses.
Ra Diggs was originally charged with a murder in 2002, but he beat the case, because witnesses refused to testify against him.
According to the New York Daily News, Ra Diggs’ tweets ended up being used as evidence against him, resulting in the three murder charges.
“His Tweets were premature,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch added, “Ronald Herron and his gang terrorized a Brooklyn community for more than a decade and he temporarily got away with murder by threatening and intimidating witnesses only to return to the streets of Brooklyn to kill and kill again.”
In addition to the 2001 murder, Ra Diggs is charged with participating in a murder in 2008 and another in 2009.
The rapper could face the death penalty if he is convicted of the murders.
In addition to his role as a member of the rap group The Murda Team, Ra Diggs was featured on the track “By The Gun,” which was on Waka Flocka’s album Flockaveli.