Woman lied about teen killing case

November 18, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Destiny Gunn.

JACKSON SQ.—A Roxbury woman named Destiny Gunn was convicted of perjury last week for lying about her role in a 2007 incident where a teen was shot to death.

The victim, 13-year-old Luis Gerena, was gunned down in the Bromley-Heath housing development by two gang members in a case of mistaken identity. The gang members, Nuradeen Alabi and Darrell Rodrigues of the Academy/New Academy side of Jackson Square, were looking for a Bromley-Heath gang rival to kill, according to prosecutors.

Gunn, 22, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to falsely denying that she drove Alabi and Rodrigues to the shooting scene, and denying that she was later present when the gang members terrorized a witness at gunpoint. Gunn, who is also an Academy resident, faces sentencing on Dec. 20.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said that Gunn was one of several witnesses who either lied to a grand jury or refused to testify in the case. Alabi and Rodrigues originally were charged with murder, but were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter after the lack of witnesses weakened the case.

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