ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A federal judge sentenced a 29-year-old St. Louis man for his role in an organized drug theft and a pair of gangland murders, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
According to court documents, Stanley "Outlaw" Carter pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and a count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in April 2013.
On March 26, 2008, Carter and two co-defendants, Antonio "Lips" Shaw and Richard "Repeat" Bobbitt, walked into a St. Louis home armed with guns and stole what prosecutors termed a "significant amount of marijuana" from the residence.
On May 10, 2008, Carter executed two men in a rival gang. The victims, Donald Mack and Adolph Ellison, were sitting in car at an area commonly known as "the Circle" located near 1199 Riverview Boulevard when Carter approached and opened fire at point-blank range with an AR-15 assault rifle.
Ellison was pronounced dead at the scene. Mack died a short time later.
Stanley Carter was sentenced to 20 years for his crimes. His co-defendant, 26-year-old Antonio Shaw, was previously sentenced to 31 years imprisonment on separate drug charges.
Carter's conviction and sentencing brings an end to the federal investigation into criminal activity committed by a St. Louis gang known as "Dip Set."