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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gang leader indicted in Oakland slayings

A top-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder, conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment.

Henry Cervantes, 48, was charged with two counts of murder in aid of racketeering in the slayings of Johnny Gilbert Navaerette, a 73-year-old paroled killer, and Renee Washington, 56. Cervantes had previously been charged by Alameda County prosecutors.

The bodies of Navaerette and Washington were found in a second-floor apartment on the 3100 block of Coolidge Avenue in Oakland early Sept. 11, 2011, after firefighters doused a blaze there.

Autopsies determined that both had been stabbed to death.

Cervantes allegedly enlisted Shane Bowman and Jaime Cervantes, said to be gang members, to destroy evidence at the murder scene, according to the indictment handed down earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Oakland.

Bowman, Jaime Cervantes and a third alleged gang associate, Richard Martinez, set fire to the apartment "to destroy evidence from the double murder committed the previous day by Henry Cervantes," said the indictment, which names seven other defendants……Gang leader indicted in Oakland slayings - SFGate


Anonymous said...

pinche buster

anonymous said...

Fukk u sewer rat bitch!yr a walking dead man! X4 RED ALL DAYUM DAY

cervantz said...

U guys have no idea u guys have the wrong person here .henry cervantes is a good man&father and has 8 children whom miss him & luvs him needs him.not no death penility life in prison for something he did not do..samething so late time its all a setup to keep him locked up they. Have destoryed my familys life to pieces.we luv u henry and want and keep u in our prayers and hearts always. Cervantes family loved ones xoxo