Jury Finds Louis Antonio Bryant Guilty

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

May 22, 2006

Louis Antonio Bryant will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

A jury today found Bryant guilty of eight of the ten charges against him including racketeering, drug conspiracy, attempted murder and the most serious charge of running a continuing criminal enterprise.

Bryant, the leader of a dangerous Charlottesville street gang PJC, is facing a mandatory life sentence on one of the charges. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Bryant and 17 others were originally charged in this case in 2004. Since them 28 men have pleaded guilty in connection to the drug and crime ring. Bryant's first trial ended in a mistrial in November 2005.

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