Patrick Johnson, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, was indicted by a grand jury for the brutal murder of Veronica Lopez, 15, in 2016.
The murder in racketeering allegedly stems from Patrick’s intention to move up the ranks of a criminal organization based in his hometown called the ‘Milwaukee Kings.
A repprt states that the gang is known for rivaling similar groups, such as the Gangsta Disciples and the Maniac Latin Disciples.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office explained that the indictment alleges that the Milwaukee Kings is a criminal organization whose members and associates engaged in narcotics trafficking and committed acts of violence, including murder and assault, to acquire and preserve the gang’s territory.”
Murder in aid of racketeering is punishable by a mandatory sentence of life in prison, and the death penalty is also possible in the U S.