Two Bloods gang members plead guilty

Published 10:19 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Two Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday in Norfolk federal court to a variety of crimes associated with the gang, which operated partially in Suffolk.

Kiwanii Edward Mosley, 23, of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to crimes including murder, attempted murder, home invasion, robbery and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On Dec. 8, 2005, Mosley and other gang members planned a home invasion of an apartment in Suffolk. They mistakenly attempted to enter the wrong apartment, though. The woman in the residence screamed for help, and some of her neighbors came to her assistance armed with handguns.

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A shootout ensued between the fleeing gang members and the neighbors.

Mosley also was involved in a double murder on Dec. 15, 2007, in Portsmouth. He and another gang member invaded a home and shot John and Ronald Trollinger. Both died at the scene. A third individual was shot and then played dead. He survived his injuries but is disabled from his wounds. A fourth individual was chased out the back door while being shot at. That person escaped harm.

Another man, Draindell Domonta Bassett Jr., 23, of Portsmouth, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, according to a press release.

According to court documents, members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangsters had an ongoing feud with a rival gang member who belonged to the Crips in the spring of 2006.

On one occasion, the rival member had shot a couple of Bounty Hunter Bloods. As a result, Bassett and other gang members went looking for their rival to kill him. They found him in the Burbage Grant area of Suffolk.

They began chasing the Crip member with a knife. He jumped into a stranger’s car and directed her to drive off quickly. The Bloods gang members caught up to the car before it had a chance to drive away and kicked dents into the doors as they tried to drag their rival from the car.

The car then sped away. Nobody was harmed. Bassett also was involved in distributing illegal narcotics.