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Gang member imprisoned in slaying

A 19-year-old self-confessed gang member was sentenced Thursday to spend 10 to 25 years in prison for killing a father of two children during a street robbery in North Las Vegas.

District Judge Valerie Adair sentenced David Turner, who admitted to being a member of the Rolling 60s Crips, for killing 22-year-old Patrick Beverly in December 2007.

Beverly’s relatives said Turner stole Beverly’s shoes and a necklace, among other things. They said it’s unfair that Turner could be released from prison after 10 years when they won’t ever see their loved one again.

“If these thugs want to shoot people, go to Iraq. They’re sending innocent people over there,” said Ella Hunt, Beverly’s grandmother.

Beverly worked at a retail store and was known for his rapping and sense of humor.

Beverly was found shot to death in the 500 block of Kings Avenue, near Carey Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. After the slaying, North Las Vegas police received tips that a gang member named David, who used the moniker “Nightmare,” killed Beverly during a robbery.

Police tracked down Turner, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the Beverly case.

Turner didn’t speak at sentencing. His cousin, Loretta Williams, said after the sentencing that she and her family were sorry for the slaying.

Williams said Turner wasn’t like the rest of his church-going family.

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