Category: Detroit

Biker War Hit The Heartland In 1980s: Outlaws’ Murder In Toledo Brought Hells Angels To Town En Masse For Trial

The longstanding biker war between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws was at a boiling point in the early 1980s after a Hells Angel allegedly killed an Outlaw in cold blood in Toledo, Ohio. Hells Angels Cleveland chapter initiate Jack (Jack-O-Lantern) Gentry was put on trial 35 years ago this fall for the first-degree murder
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Legendary Hells Angels-Outlaws Biker War Can Be Traced Back To 1974 Triple Murder In South Florida

The execution-style of murders of three Massachusetts Hells Angels in Florida in the spring of 1974 set off the ongoing blood feud between the West Coast-headquartered Hells Angels and their arch-rivals from the Midwest, the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. The biker war, still raging well into its fifth decade, has cost both clubs hundreds of violent fatalities
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Dr. Frankenstein Strikes In Michigan: Avengers MC Member Indicted For Killing His Wife

Avengers Motorcycle Club member Frank (Dr. Frankenstein) Bartels was charged with the first-degree murder of his wife this past week in a Genesee County, Michigan state court. Thirty-eight-year old Shane Bartels was suffocated to death on January 13, 2012. Facing the prospect of life in prison if convicted, he pled not guilty. Frank Bartels, 51, is a
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Final Purple Gang-Related Indictment Ensnared ‘Candy’ Davidson In Drug Bust He Eventually Beat

The last gasp of Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang came in late 1989, some 60 years after the all-Jewish crime syndicate dominated the Motor City’s bootlegging industry with a near-decade murderous reign atop the region’s rackets, when ex-Purple Ganger and deceased Detroit mob associate William (Candy) Davidson was indicted in a narcotics conspiracy case. The then-78
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