Gang member sentenced for killing two Newport News teens

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A member of the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” in Newport News will serve an 83-year prison sentence for his role in a 2008 double murder.

Judge David F. Pugh upheld the jury’s recommended sentence for Floyd Taybron.

Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, and Keon Flemming, 15, were walking by Huntington Middle School on December 30, 2008, when Taybron and his accomplices gunned down the young victims. They suspected the teens were members of a rival gang trespassing on their territory, simply because of where they lived, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General.

Marcus Williams previously received a double-life sentence plus 23 years for his role.

According to the Attorney General’s office, the final defendant in this double-homicide has yet to go to trial.

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