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3 sentenced in gang retaliation murder that left woman, 20, dead

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 15:49:23-04

Three people will spend more than 20 years each behind bars for their roles in the gang-retaliation murder of a 20-year-old woman in Cleveland.

Prosecutors say gang members Ky’tric Shropshire, Jamall Lewis and Ramel Lee killed Regina Neal and shot another man in April 2013. 

According to court testimony, it all started when a member of the ATM Jackboys gang fired shots at a member of rival gang JPark on April 15. 

Later in the day Lee, then 18, drove Lewis, then 19, and Shropshire, then 17, to East 134th Street in Cleveland—an area that's considered ATM Jackboys territory. 

Shropshire and Lewis jumped out of the car, firing into a crowd. 

Neal was killed and a 21-year-old man was injured.

On June 10, a jury found Shropshire and Lewis guilty of aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons under disability. Lewis was sentenced to 44 years to life. Shropshire was sentenced to life with eligibility for parole after 34 years.

In a separate trial, Lee was found guilty of murder, felonious assault, attempted murder and having weapons under disability with gang specifications. Judge Michael P. Donnelly sentenced him to 24 years to life.