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Reid to serve 30-year term in gang slaying
Markelle Reid
Markelle Jamar Reid
More than three years after the gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old Camden youth, the triggerman, Markelle Jamar Reid, was sentenced Thursday morning to a day-to-day 30-year sentence by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. Reid, 18 at the time of the shooting, pled guilty to murder in July 2009 in the death of Michael Joseph Smith on Dec. 7, 2007. Along with his plea, Reid accepted an agreement to testify, if necessary, against any of his co-defendants in exchange for the set sentence. He could have faced up to life in prison.