Saturday, August 15, 2020

Death row drug kingpin Kaboni Savage loses appeal

A federal appeals court has affirmed the death sentence of North Philadelphia drug lord Kaboni Savage. Savage has been awaiting federal execution since 2014 when he was convicted of murdering 12 people including a family of six killed in a firebombing. Savage’s actions were described as “pure evil.”

Savage's younger sister, Kidada Savage, was sentenced to life in prison for the firebombing. The former boxer had risen from street-level dealing in Hunting Park to become a major drug trafficker.
He was described by witnesses at his trial as cunning and ruthless. Since his sentencing, Savage has been housed at the “supermax” prison in Florence, Colo.