Baltimore: Black Guerrilla Family Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murdering a Witness

Wesley Jamal Brown
Wesley Jamal Brown

A Black Guerrilla Family member pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to murdering a witness to prevent him from testifying against a fellow gang member in a state case, federal prosecutors announced.

Wesley Jamal Brown, 25, admitted that he killed Moses Malone on May 2, 2013, in the 600 block of Cokesbury Ave. Malone, 22, had become a witness in a case against another BGF member, telling police that Norman Handy had robbed and shot him.

When police went to arrest Handy, they “inexplicably” left at the home an unredacted copy of a search warrant affidavit that identified Malone and summarized the information he provided to police, federal prosecutors wrote in court documents. The information was passed along to the reputed leader of the gang, Gerald Johnson, who prosecutors say directed Brown to kill Malone.

Brown is one of nine reputed BGF members charged in the federal case with allegations that paralleled those they previously faced in Baltimore Circuit Court. With some of the key defendants receiving short sentences or acquitted in state court, federal authorities took another crack at the case last year.

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SOURCE: Justin Fenton
The Baltimore Sun