Closings expected in Philly drug kingpin’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Closing arguments are expected in the case of a convicted Philadelphia drug kingpin charged in the deaths of 11 people, including six in the 2004 firebombing of the home of a man who planned to testify against him.

WPVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZReZwO ) closings are expected Monday in the federal case against 38-year-old old Kaboni Savage. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Prosecutors allege Savage ordered witnesses and rival drug dealers killed to protect a multimillion-dollar North Philadelphia drug operation. They say the firebombing killed the prospective witness and his mother, toddler son and four other relatives.

Savage, a former boxer, has denied any role in the attacks. He’s currently serving a 30-year drug-trafficking sentence.

The trial began in February.

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