Philly Drug Kingpin's Sister Sentenced to Life

Friday, Feb 21, 2014  |  Updated 4:36 PM EDT
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Philly Drug Kingpin's Sister Sentenced to Life

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Kaboni Savage, 38, pictured in an undated photo.

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A woman who helped her drug-kingpin brother arrange a firebombing that killed six people has been sentenced to a mandatory life sentence.
 
Kidada Savage, 31, of Philadelphia, is fighting her murder convictions in the 2004 deaths of the family of a man who was an informant against her brother.

  "Your honor, I was railroaded," Savage told a federal judge Friday at her sentencing hearing, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I admit this was a tragedy. ... I know I did nothing wrong."
 
She is seeking a mistrial over an alleged conflict involving one of her lawyers.
 
Her brother, former boxer Kaboni Savage, was given 13 death sentences for killing at least a dozen people during his violent reign atop the city's crack-cocaine trade. They included witnesses, rivals and strangers alike.
 
Kaboni Savage ordered the firebombing of a rowhouse during a prison phone call to his sister, according to last year's trial testimony. The fire killed two women and four children related to drug dealer Eugene Coleman, who once worked with Savage.
 
Kidada Savage was convicted of six counts of racketeering murder, one count of retaliation murder and other charges. U.S. District Judge R.  Barclay Surrick on Friday called her crimes "barbaric," the newspaper said.
 
Savage's other victims included a man killed days before he was set to testify against Savage in a state murder case and a stranger who bumped his car trying to park.

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