Robert “Snoop” Christie, the alleged leader of a Trenton faction of the Bloods street gang, who already is in a state prison on unrelated charges, was sentenced Friday to an additional five years for unlawfully possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
Christie, 25, of Trenton, a local leader of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the Bloods, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert C. Billmeier in Trenton to an additional five years in prison without possibility of parole, to be served consecutively to an eight-year sentence he is currently serving for unrelated narcotics and weapons offenses.
Christie pleaded guilty on June 20 to an accusation charging him with possession of a gun as a convicted felon.
“We will do everything in our power to put violent criminals and gang leaders in prison and keep them there,” state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “This prison sentence represents five more years that this leader of a violent gang will be kept off of the streets of Trenton. The sentence is the result of an excellent cooperative investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Trenton Police Department and State Police. We will continue to work together proactively with all levels of law enforcement to target street gangs and reduce violence in Trenton and other cities.”
Christie was indicted along with other gang members in connection with a series of crimes that occurred in 2005 when violence erupted on Trenton streets between the Gangster Killer Bloods and two rival Bloods sets, the Nine Trey Gangsters and Sex Money Murder, leaving three people dead, including 22-year-old Sharee Voorhees, who was caught in crossfire while out on her porch.
Also indicted was Bernard “Petey Black” Green, 29, a “five-star general” in the Gangster Killer Bloods or G-Shine set, who allegedly directed the gang’s activities, including drug trafficking and violence involving assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns, which were used to defend gang turf and settle scores with rival gangs. The charges against Green are pending.
Christie was charged in the indictment with aggravated assault for allegedly firing shots at the home of a Gangster Killer Bloods member on August 28, 2005 and making terroristic threats to Green in response to the killing of a Nine Trey Gangster, Kareem Washington. In pleading guilty, Christie admitted that, while in prison serving his current sentence on drug and weapons offenses, he owned a .45 caliber handgun, which he kept in his home. Christie admitted that he exercised dominion and control over the gun, and had the ability to direct others to take possession of it and transport it.