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John Pena biography: 13 things about Gorilla Stone Mafia leader from Staten Island, New York

John Pena
John Pena

John Pena is a resident of New York, United States. His aliases are Tragedy and Don Tragg.

Pena is the leader of a street gang called Gorilla Stone Mafia, a subset of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation and a faction of the Bloods national street gang. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. (a)
  2. In September 2008, he and three other teens allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed a livery car driver. (b)
  3. In November 2008, he was arrested. (b)
  4. In 2009, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted robbery. He was sentenced to a determinate sentence of three years in state prison followed by two years of post-release supervision. (b)
  5. On June 22, 2011, he was conditionally released. (b)
  6. On July 26, 2011, he allegedly used a box cutter to slash a man’s face and neck in Stapleton. He and Timothy Palmer, then 19, allegedly mugged the victim. (b)
  7. On July 29, 2011, he was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree attempted robbery, second-degree attempted robbery, third-degree attempted robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. (b)
  8. On June 18 2012, he was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault and one count of attempted first-degree robbery. Represented by Manuel Ortega, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison. (c) (d)
  9. In 2013, he was convicted of second-degree attempted assault. (d)
  10. On March 10, 2021, he allegedly fatally shot Mark Bajandas, 26, of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island at the memorial of former Gorilla Stone Mafia member Avanti Brock, who was killed in 2020. (a) (d)
  11. On June 22, 2021, he allegedly fatally shot Francesco “Franky” Gonzalez while Gonzalez was sleeping with his girlfriend in an apartment in New Brighton, Staten Island. (a) (d)
  12. On June 23, 2021, he pleaded not guilty during a virtual court proceeding. Represented by Ken Womble, he was ordered to be detained. (a)
  13. He is expected to appear in court on July 30, 2021. (a)

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