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Murder added to charges against Native Mob suspects

Two dozen alleged members of the Minneapolis-based gang known as the Native Mob had already been indicted on drug and racketeering charges. Now a grand jury has added a murder charge. Prosecutors say the victim was killed because the gang mistakenly believed he had told authorities about their activities.
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Two dozen alleged members of the Minneapolis-based gang known as the Native Mob had already been indicted on drug and racketeering charges. Now a grand jury has added a murder charge. Prosecutors say the victim was killed because the gang mistakenly believed he had told authorities about their activities.

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