Closing arguments made in Kevin Quick murder trial; case goes to jurors

Closing arguments made in Kevin Quick murder trial; case goes to jurors

ROANOKE, VA (WWBT) - The Kevin Quick murder trial is now in the hands of jurors after closing arguments in a Roanoke court on Tuesday.

Shantai Shelton, Mersadies Shelton, Daniel Mathis and Kewli Uhuru are charged with murdering Waynesboro police reservist Kevin Quick.

Two other suspects -- Halisi Uhuru and Anthony Stokes -- are not charged in the murder, but are accused of being a gang ring leaders in a racketeering conspiracy connected to the death.

All of the defendants are believed to be members of the "99 Goon Syndikate" gang.

Last week, Halisi Uhuru took the stand stating he was "here to prove my innocence."

Uhuru confirmed he had been a member of the Bloods gang while in prison, but he wanted to start an organization that did good things for the community.

"Instead of becoming a problem, I wanted to become a solution," Uhuru said.

Prosecutors say the defendants committed numerous armed robberies, violent home invasions and trafficked cocaine across Central Virginia from September 2013. Prosecutors say the crimes culminated in the kidnapping and murder of Quick in February 2014.

Quick was reported missing on Feb. 1, 2014. After a week of searching, his body was found in Goochland County with a gunshot to the head.

Quick's truck was discovered in Louisa County. Prosecutors say investigators found forensic evidence inside the SUV, including DNA belonging to some of the defendants.

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