Nashville's Kurdish gang set for July
trial on murder conspiracy charges
KPG (Kurdish Pride Gang) four set for July trial on
murder conspiracy charges
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, -- Four members of the
Nashville-based Kurdish Pride Gang who are also
under investigation by federal authorities are now
set to go to trial in Nashville in July on state
charges that they conspired to kill a rival drug
dealer and also attempted to kill a Metro Parks
Four Kurdish Pride Gang members (from left) Delosh
Ahmed, Nechirvan Yahya, Aso Nejad and Ako Nejad are
set for a July 2008 trial. Courtesy of Metro Police.
Assistant District Attorney Rob McGuire, the lawyers
representing the four KPG members, and Criminal
Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn agreed Thursday to
begin the murder conspiracy and attempted murder
trial on July 14.
Also scheduled to go to trial with the KPG four —
Ako Nejad, Aso Nejad, Delosh Ahmed and Nechirvan
Yahya — is Cedric Wicks, a fifth defendant included
in the original state indictment but who fled to
Michigan and who was apprehended later.
According to Metro Police and the District
Attorney’s Office, the Nejad brothers, Ahmed, Yahya
and Wicks lured two Nashville drug dealers to Edwin
Warner Park on the night of Aug. 4, 2006, under the
guise of engaging in a drug deal but with the intent
of killing both dealers and anyone who might be with
Metro Parks Officer James Spray came upon the
parties, and took fire while pursuing one vehicle
attempting to flee the scene, according to the
indictment. Spray was not injured.
While Metro Police and the District Attorney’s
Office were building their case against Ako Nejad,
Aso Nejad, Ahmed, Yahya and Wicks, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office in Nashville attempted to strike a
deal with an associate of the four KPG members,
according to documents included in the state’s case.
Metro Police have since indicated publicly that they
are working the case against the KPG in Nashville
along with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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