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Schuele Boys gang member convicted in murder gets life

Roderick Arrington, the Buffalo street gang member convicted of a revenge killing, is going to federal prison for life.

Found guilty of conspiracy and murder during a trial in September, Arrington was accused of being part of the Schuele Boys street gang and, as one of its enforcers, killing Quincy Balance near Northland and Stevens streets in August of 2012.

Prosecutors said the murder was an act of revenge for the killing four days earlier of Schuele Boys associate Walter "Matt" Davison.

"I didn't have a fair trial," Arrington told U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara Wednesday. "I feel like I was railroaded."

Arrington plans to appeal his conviction, which followed a jury trial that focused on rap music videos that prosecutors said touted the gang's drug dealing and violence.

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