Reputed Hartford gang leader convicted of murder

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HARTFORD — A reputed Hartford gang leader has been convicted of murder in a 2007 drive-by killing.

Donald Raynor, who will be sentenced next month, is also charged in connection with the shootings of five other people in Hartford in 2007 and 2008.

A Hartford Superior Court jury found him guilty on Monday in the June 18, 2007, slaying of 22-year-old Delano Gray, who allegedly belonged to a rival gang. An earlier trial for Gray’s shooting ended with a hung jury in September.

Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green/Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking. His attorney disputes all the allegations.

Raynor faces a maximum sentenced of 60 years in prison.