Hartford man sentenced to life for 2011 killing of rival

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Anthony Parker

HARTFORD — A Hartford man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 killing of a suspected rival.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut says 26-year-old Karl “Eagle” Roye was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut.

Federal prosecutors say Roye and Jimel Frank opened fire on 24-year-old Anthony Parker as he sat in parked car in Hartford.

Officials say Roye and Frank were members of a gang and Parker was a rival.

A jury found Roye guilty of conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering and committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering.

Frank pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This is one of several federal murder cases brought as a result of an FBI task force investigation into gang activity in Hartford.