Pa. drug kingpin sentenced to death for murders

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal jury has recommended the death penalty for a Philadelphia drug kingpin convicted of killing a dozen people, including six relatives of an informant.

Kaboni Savage is already serving 30 years for drug trafficking.

Jurors on Friday unanimously returned 13 death sentences against Savage — one for each of the 12 murders and one for intimidating a witness. He didn’t visibly react when the verdicts were read.

The sentencing will be formally imposed on Monday morning.

The jury found Savage ordered the 2004 firebombing of the informant’s family from prison. Federal prosecutors arguing for the death penalty said prison cannot contain Savage’s rage.

The arson killed two women and four children.

The 38-year-old is a former boxer.

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