Founder of Chicago’s ‘Goonie’ gang tells federal jury how it morphed into violent faction responsible for at least 10 slayings

When 18-year-old Albert Vaughn Jr. was beaten to death with a baseball bat during a 2008 fight at a teen dance party in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, it sparked a tragic but familiar chain of events in a city long-numbed by gang violence.
At Vaughn’s funeral, relatives and neighbors begged for the senseless killing to end. On the day a suspect was charged with murder,…

This story appeared on, 2023-05-26.
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