Sunday, March 25, 2018

Crime ring leader in Delaware sentenced to 2 life terms, plus 769 years

Steven Kellam of Dover was convicted last year for his role in a 2014 home invasion robbery. Two people were shot and killed.

Kellam was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, organized crime, racketeering and multiple other charges. A judge called the 37-year-old Kellam the "kingpin" and "puppeteer" before handing down his sentence. Thirty-five people had been charged with more than 600 crimes in what officials described as a massive, overlapping network of violent, organized crime involving two murders, home invasions and statewide distribution of heroin and cocaine.
Michael S. LawsonDrugs were seized, $135,310 in drug proceeds, 19 firearms and 15 vehicles. In addition to first-degree murder, Kellam and others faced a total of 80 charges of racketeering, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree robbery, narcotics delivery in a high-quantity category, reckless endangering, firearm possession during commission of a felony, firearm possession by a prohibited person, use of a disguise while committing a felony and conspiracy.