Two more associates of Nashville’s contingent of the Bloods gang have been sentenced to federal prison terms, according to U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin’s Office.
Federal Judge Aleta Trauger has sentenced Keairus “Key Thang” Wilson, 22, and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, to life in prison.
Wilson was sentenced on Monday to life plus 35 years and Williamson was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 65 years.
Both were convicted by a federal jury in March for their roles in three murders, racketeering conspiracy and firearms offenses, all of which prosecutors maintained were related to their membership in the Bloods street gang.
Wilson was found guilty on eight counts, including the June 2008 murder of Michael Goins and the July 2009 murder of Alexandra Franklin.
A jury found Williamson guilty on seven counts, including the May 2009 murder of Andreus Taylor.
“The life sentences handed down this week are the culmination of more than three years of investigation and litigation involving the Bloods gang,” Martin said, “This case exemplifies the commitment of law enforcement in the Middle District of Tennessee to end gang violence by dismantling and prosecuting gang members for their various gang related crimes — from falsified court records, to drug dealing, to murder.”
According to evidence presented at trial, Wilson was a member of the Eastside Skyline Piru set of the Bloods and Williamson was a member of the Tree Top Piru set of the Bloods.
Law enforcement authorities have said that from approximately 2006 until December 2011, Bloods gang members committed and conspired to commit acts of murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.
Kenneth “K.G.” Gaddie remains at large and authorities ask that anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which can be reached locally at 615-565-1400.