Gang Member Admits Murder Plot in NJ
It’s one more victory in New Jersey’s on-going war against gangs.
Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman has announced a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to conspiring to murder another member of the gang in 2006. The murder plot was foiled during a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice.
Twenty-nine-year-old Monaud Toussaint, aka “Little Damu,” pleaded guilty to first-degree conspiracy to commit murder before a Superior Court Judge. Toussaint admitted that he conspired with other members of the Nine Trey Gangsters to murder fellow gang member Almeen Palmer in 2006.
A high-ranking gang member had ordered that Palmer be murdered for violating the rules of the gang and trying to join another Bloods set.
The New Jersey State Police learned of the murder plot and, together with members of the Atlantic City Police Department, interrupted a meeting of gang members who were involved, making arrests and seizing guns.
Under the plea agreement, the State is recommending that Toussaint be sentenced to 11 years in state prison, including more than nine years of parole ineligibility.
Toussaint was among 48 defendants indicted in June 2007 as a result of a joint investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice called “Operation Nine Connect.”