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Hartford Man Convicted In 2011 Killing Of Rival

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A Hartford man has been convicted in the 2011 killing of a suspected rival and faces a mandatory life prison sentence.

A federal court jury in New Haven convicted Karl “Eagle” Roye on Thursday of conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering and committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering. Sentencing is set for October.

Federal prosecutors say Roye and Jimel Frank opened fire with 9 mm handguns on Anthony Parker as Parker sat in a car in Hartford. Authorities say Parker was shot multiple times and later died at a local hospital.

Officials say Roye and Frank were members of the Wall Street gang, which later became known as Team Grease, and Parker was a rival.

Frank pleaded guilty in November and awaits sentencing.

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