Man convicted for killing of Evon Young

CREATED Jun. 27, 2013

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  • Evon Young, 22, aka Yung LT, disappeared Jan. 2, and authorities have accused five men of beating, strangling and then burning the remains of the rapper. Image by Handout

MILWAUKEE - Ashanti Mcalister has been convicted in the January killing of rapper Evon Young, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Mcalister is one of five men charged with the murder of Young, a killing apparently motivated by a gang.

Two of the other suspects, Victor Stewart and Devin Seaberry, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide in return for their testimony against the others.

"They said four gang members, including Mcalister, drove on New Year's Day in search of marijuana to the home of Billy R. Griffin, Young's roommate whose own trial on the count of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, ended in a hung jury last week," said the Journal Sentinel.

Mcalister did not tesfity in his own defense.