Jack Boys Gang Leader Sentenced to Life
Tamario Wise will die behind bars.
The leader of the notorious ‘Jack Boys’ gang, Tamario Wise, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for his part in a reign of criminal terror that included the rape of a Grant Park woman and the murder of a Virginia-Highland man.
The Fulton County Superior Court judge also sentenced Wise also to 14 additional life sentences, plus an additional 290 years, Channel 2 Action News reported.
A jury retuned guility verdicts on Oct. 11 against Wise, 19 and a co-defendant, Robert Veal, 18.
The pair, along with another convicted gang member, Fernandez Whatley, 22, were hit with a 90-count indictment that included:
- Murder: Wise and Veal in the November 2010 murder of 39-year-old Charles Boyer of Virginia-Highland
- Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Rape: Wise and Veal in a home invasion and attack of a Grant Park woman
- Kidnapping, Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity: Wise, Veal and Whatley
- Armed robbery, Hijacking a Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment and Cruelty to Children: Whatley and Wise for a home invasion and robbery in Benteen Park
Whatley was sentenced to 30 years in prison plus 40 years of probation, Channel 2 said.
Veal who did not apeear in was not in court Wednesday is expected to be in court on Monday. He faces up to eight life sentences, plus 140 years behind bars.