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Mike Perlstein / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS A member of the 110ers drug gang has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a rival gang member.

Demond Sandifer is the first alleged member of the 110ers drug gang to stand trial in a sweeping gang prosecution.

Sandifer, who was 16-years-old at the time of the murder, has been convicted of second-degree murder in which Milton Davis, a 22-year-old rival gang member, was gunned down in Central City, in August 2011.

In May 2013, authorities announced a sweeping state racketeering indictment charging a group of local gangs with numerous crimes and murders, including that of Brianna Allen, a 5-year-old girl killed by stray gunfire at Central City birthday party.

The 51-count racketeering indictment names 15 alleged members the '110'ers' gang, based out of the 10th and 11th wards. They are linked to at least 15 murders in recent years.

The cooperative effort by local, state and federal enforcement agencies led to what District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro called 'one of the most sweeping street gang' indictments in the history of the city.

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