DETROIT – He famously escaped a murder charge in 2010, but now Jerome Hamilton is headed to federal prison on other charges.
Hamilton spent most of his teenage years fighting off murder charges after he was accused of killing 21-year-old Cathrine Solinski-Blain. Solinski-Blain had been shot in the back of the head after leaving her workplace in 2008.
However, Hamilton was released after two mistrials and a final acquittal.
After Hamilton’s release, authorities say he succeeded in running the “Rolling 60’s” gang which terrorized Detroit’s west side until last year when Hamilton was arrested again.
Federal agents charged Hamilton with racketeering, conspiracy, use of a firearm during and in relation to a violent crime causing death in connection to a drive-by shooting.
Hamilton pleaded guilty and will spend between 30 and 35 years in prison. He was one of the ten “Rollin’ 60s’” gang members who pleaded guilty in the investigation.