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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

900 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219



Contact: Emily Bolton
Office: (804)786-0147 
Cell: (804)839-9024 
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SECOND NEWPORT NEWS GANG MEMBER CONVICTED OF 2008 DOUBLE MURDER

~  Jury recommends a sentence of 83 years ~

 

** UPDATE ** - Last Friday, Floyd Taybron, a member of the "36 Street Bang Squad Bloods," was sentenced to 83 years in prison by Judge David F. Pugh. Taybron was convicted of first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, use of a firearm within 1000 feet of a school, and felony gang participation in April, 2015. 

 

NEWPORT NEWS (April 24, 2015) - Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that Floyd Taybron, a member of the "36 Street Bang Squad Bloods," has been convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Use of a Firearm within 1000 feet of a School, and Felony Gang Participation. The total sentence recommended by the jury is 83 years. Formal sentencing will take place by the court on July 24.

 

On December 30, 2008, Taybron and others gunned down Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, and Keon Flemming, 15, as they walked by Huntington Middle School in Newport News. Taybron and his accomplices suspected the victims were members of a rival gang trespassing on their  territory simply because of the neighborhood where the teen victims lived. Attorney General Herring's prosecutors previously secured convictions and a double life sentence for Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the 36 Street Bang Squad Bloods, for his role in the double murder.

 

"Gang activity is among the most toxic crimes for our communities especially when it results in the death of innocent children," said Attorney General Mark Herring. "I applaud all of the investigators and prosecutors who worked tirelessly to bring justice for the families of these children who lost their lives to this senseless crime. No child should fear for their life walking down the street in their neighborhood and the Commonwealth is grateful to those who helped make these convictions possible, and work every day to make their communities safer."       

 

Taybron was indicted by the Peninsula Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury following a complex, investigation led by Phil Figura, Chief Prosecutor with the Major Crimes and Emerging Threat Unit in Attorney General Herring's office. Howard Gwynn, Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney played a pivotal role in establishing the collaboration necessary to form the Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury. This collaboration helped break the code of silence that spreads violence within the gang world and led to a successful conviction.  

 

The final defendant in this double-homicide has yet to go to trial and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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