Jan 22 - A Sad Philly Story ''Slain Witness''

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Jan 22 - A Sad Philly Story ''Slain Witness''
 

 
Posted on Mon, Jan. 21, 2008


2 women slain; 1 was a witness
8 months in protection program
By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News

caparek@phillynews.com 215-854-5880

About eight months ago, Chante Wright, 23, entered the federal Witness Protection Program so she could testify about a 2000 murder related to a rapper's new contract.

Despite death threats, she couldn't stay away from the old South Philly neighborhood, especially after she learned her beloved grandmother was dying in North Philadelphia.

Within seven hours of arriving here from Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Wright, whose name had been changed to Chante Jackson, was dead.

She was the second witness to be k!lled who was to testify against Hakeem Bey, 26, charged with k!lling Moses Williams in 2000. Bey is being held on murder charges at the Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road for a mid-March trial.

"I can't say if she got murdered because she was a witness," said a source familiar with Bey's upcoming murder trial.

Bey had been rearrested, in part, because Wright was willing to testify, according to another source, familiar with her testimony.

At 2 a.m. on Saturday, Wright was fatally shot numerous times in her torso on Patton Street near Tasker, only seven blocks from where Bey and his clan claim their drug turf.

Bey is the nephew of Dawud Bey, who once ruled the violent, drug-infested South Philadelphia neighborhood, south and west of Broad and Tasker streets.

Relatives and friends took over after Dawud Bey was convicted of federal drug charges in 2006 with the notorious drug trafficker Kaboni Savage, who vowed to k!ll babies, witnesses and cops.

According to Homicide Sgt. Charles Coan, Wright was found on the sidewalk beside the car she had driven. Sitting in the passenger seat was Octavia Green, 23, of Lambert Street near York, who was also shot multiple times in the torso.

Paramedics pronounced Wright dead at 2:13 a.m. and Green died at 2:15 a.m.

"Don't come back to Philadelphia," she was warned by law-enforcement sources familiar with death threats against her.

But Wright had been calling home on her cell phone, and wanted to visit her gravely ill grandmother before she passed away, according to a source close to the investigation.

Meantime, officials in the Witness Protection Program discovered the prohibited calls and recently kicked her out of the program, the source added. But she remained in Jacksonville, where she was relocated.

In the summer of 2000, friends were celebrating the luck of a pal from the neighborhood who had made it big. The up-and-coming rapper, whose name is being withheld out of safety concerns, had just signed a recording contract with CBS Records.

To promote its new star, CBS bought a van, covered it with a silkscreen image of the young rap star, and drove it through South Philadelphia, said a source close to the investigation.

When the van reached 22nd and Tasker streets — a neighborhood then controlled by convicted drug dealer Dawud Bey and his gang, who were aligned with rapper Beanie Sigel — gunmen shot up the van, the source said.

The Bey gang wanted to control rappers from the area, but Wright's friend was from a rival neighborhood, which couldn't be controlled, according to police a.ssigned to a homicide task force to combat the rising number of unsolved murders then.

Bey is in federal prison in Schuylkill County, 46 miles north of Harrisburg. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, is in custody in a federal community corrections facility at 2nd and Chestnut streets for a probation violation.

The night of the big celebration, Wright, the rapper and their friends jumped into two cars and headed to Titan Street near 23rd, according to police reports.

Wright was sitting in the rear of the second car when Hakeem Bey allegedly fired into the car. Moses Williams, in his early 20s, was sitting in the front passenger seat and was hit multiple times, according to investigators.

Williams died later that night.

That night, Wright told homicide detectives that Hakeem Bey was the alleged shooter, and "never changed from day one," said one of the investigators.

But police were concerned about taking a 15-year-old witness, who lived in the neighborhood, to trial.

Eventually, detectives found another witness, Omar Morris, then in his 40s, who was standing on 23rd Street just north of Titan and provided authorities with details of the murder.

Early Christmas morning, Morris was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the area of 17th and Master streets. The night before, he had been asked to go for a ride and was not seen afterward, according to authorities.

About 2004, Hakeem Bey was arrested on murder charges. Shortly before the trial, a decision was made not to go forward out of concern for the safety of certain witnesses, said a source familiar with the trial.

Last year, Bey was rearrested for the Williams murder. Wright agreed to testify, and federal authorities promised to sponsor her and her 4-year-old son in the Witness Protection Program.

"I feel terrible about it," said another investigator.

"This wouldn't have happened if she didn't come home," said another source. "I hope they get these bastards who did this. She was a really nice girl." *


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35 comments for "Jan 22 - A Sad Philly Story ''Slain Witness''"

 01-22-2008, 08:45 AM         #2
LoyalRican 
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wow!!!these gangs basically contrlol these streets
 10 years ago '05        #3
C-Chedda 3 heat pts
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I just learned how to crank that soldier boy last night:-)
 10 years ago '05        #4
JaiMega 
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Idiot...
 01-22-2008, 09:51 AM         #5
Ya'll Fags 
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Damn Philadelphia sounds lovely! *packs bags*
 10 years ago '06        #6
RAZAH CUTS 5839 heat pts5839
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I heard that they were thinking about deploying the National Gaurd to Philly, it's gotten so fu*kin bad......

R.I.P. to that young woman.....she was just trying to do what was right and go see her grandmother........she deserved better than to be cut down on the street like that.....makes u wonder man.....just what the fu*k is the point in life at all.....
 01-22-2008, 02:37 PM         #7
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philly philly.....fu*k NYC....philly is the realest
 10 years ago '05        #8
JaiMega 
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Philly n*ggas ain't HARD, you philly n*ggas'll get yo wigs pushed back if you step foot in T.Dot talking sh*t. Guarantee.
 10 years ago '04        #9
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in the t.dot who are ya'll anyway fam if u ever doubt philly come on through and see if u make it back this aint no game around these parts. We do this on the reg fam.......PHILLY STAND UP!!!
 10 years ago '04        #10
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 RAZAH CUTS said:
I heard that they were thinking about deploying the National Gaurd to Philly, it's gotten so fu*kin bad......

R.I.P. to that young woman.....she was just trying to do what was right and go see her grandmother........she deserved better than to be cut down on the street like that.....makes u wonder man.....just what the fu*k is the point in life at all.....
It's true.

but check this. Despite death threats, she couldn't stay away from the old South Philly neighborhood, especially after she learned her beloved grandmother was dying in North Philadelphia.

If Grandma is in North, the fu*k you to South for? Dumb bi*ch.

I was just all over Northeast. I can't stand this fu*king place.
 10 years ago '04        #11
Floeji 
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 Mikool said:
in the t.dot who are ya'll anyway fam if u ever doubt philly come on through and see if u make it back this aint no game around these parts. We do this on the reg fam.......PHILLY STAND UP!!!
n*gga you don't do sh*t. If you did, you wouldn't be on BX. Wouldn't be on the corner? Old POS Cutlass Ciera with one headlight out, taped up bumper, pitched tints that's bubbling in the back, and got mismatched 22's in the back riding a.ss n*gga.

Go through T. Dot come Carribana time and see if you don't get snatched up.
 10 years ago '07        #12
jp morgan 1 heat pts
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AHGHHHHHHGHHHHH this sh*t again.............I'm from West Phila born and raised and lived in Jerz tooooooo............................had to escape the madness of friends dyin, or the calls at 7am to get liquor or the smoking trees and zoning alll day sh*t, or 80 n*ggas f!ghting over the limited "quality" pus*y out there........Cats is still eating each other alive 10yrs later.................and they not going to the suburbs wit this sh*t, they staying in the "hood" keeping it real and merking each other.....................................


2 things, they are scared to death of white folks


and they all deserve badges, cuz they doin the punk a.ss cops jobs for em................................................ .



Glad I got the fu*k out of there and don't live wit my moms -----I own my own house in the ATL and be around fine women from all over the country........................................... .................................

Yeah I grew up hard having to duck shots and blades and bullsh*t, getting bumped in the club and having to throw hands on some 8 n*ggas against you sh*t, but I can honestly say, when I be at work looking out the window or on the net, that I don't miss that place one bit..................
 10 years ago '06        #13
RAZAH CUTS 5839 heat pts5839
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 Floeji said:
It's true.

but check this. Despite death threats, she couldn't stay away from the old South Philly neighborhood, especially after she learned her beloved grandmother was dying in North Philadelphia.

If Grandma is in North, the fu*k you to South for? Dumb bi*ch.

I was just all over Northeast. I can't stand this fu*king place.
Don't call her adumb bi*ch n*gga.....she should be able to walk wherever the fu*k she wants to anywhere in this whole fu*kin country....the fact that she can't isn't her fault.....it had been 8 years since she was there....she prolly figured all was forgotten and she could breathe easy as most of us would....just was unfortunate that she was out at 2 AM and got caught at the wrong place....
 10 years ago '05        #14
JaiMega 
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All was forgotten my a.ss, the police told her to stay away from Philadelphia. She's a fu*king idiot, and she's dead, hope her dumbass rests in peace..
 10 years ago '05        #15
wr8201 
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R.I.P. to both women
 10 years ago '06        #16
RAZAH CUTS 5839 heat pts5839
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 JaiMega said:
All was forgotten my a.ss, the police told her to stay away from Philadelphia. She's a fu*king idiot, and she's dead, hope her dumbass rests in peace..
Her grandmother was dying n*gga.....did you read the story? She made a courageous choice to try and get back there b4 she passed.....the fact that your so disrespectful amazes me....it may seem like these are just names in a report, but in reality they were people....real people who lost their lives needlessly and because the government and state allows drug dealers to control large areas in cities like Philly, Baltimore, D.C., Oakland, etc., etc......You should smarten up man....I can't respect nobody who can't even respect an innocent victim....


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 01-22-2008, 04:53 PM         #17
Shapeupizsharp 
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Anybody Know What Rapper They R Talkin About??? Im Not Sure But Im Guessin Tommy Hill Wit Ramsquad???
 10 years ago '06        #18
SPLEEK 
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 Shapeupizsharp said:
Anybody Know What Rapper They R Talkin About??? Im Not Sure But Im Guessin Tommy Hill Wit Ramsquad???
Wiz Deniro---had a light weight deal under Don Pooh, Foxy's old manager
 01-22-2008, 05:18 PM         #19
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 SPLEEK said:
Wiz Deniro---had a light weight deal under Don Pooh, Foxy's old manager
whod he fu*k wit.....i heard of the deniro bol that fu*ked wit takedown...is that him???
 10 years ago '06        #20
Hit Em' Up 61 heat pts61
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 JaiMega said:
Philly n*ggas ain't HARD, you philly n*ggas'll get yo wigs pushed back if you step foot in T.Dot talking sh*t. Guarantee.
man toronto aint that bad....i live there 2....we average under 100 murders a year so dont compare it to americas projects...

I hate when ppl around here try n act so bad especially round the gta...like pickering n ajax n scarb...shyt is soo soft. I know there are some bad areas but it aint no compton

ill agree wit the guy that said caribana is hectic tho...when u gather all those west indians into one place shyt is bound to pop off


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