Los Angeles rapper ordered to trial for burglary charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles criminal street gang member and rapper accused in a string of home burglaries has been ordered to stand trial.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports 28-year-old Darren King was ordered last week to stand trial on four counts of residential burglary and one count of street terrorism in Ventura County in Southern California.

Prosecutors say the crimes were committed for the benefit of, in association with, or in furtherance of the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips gang.

King pleaded not guilty to the charges in a recent arraignment.

King’s lawyer, Lauren Noriega, declined Thursday to comment on the case.

King had seven co-defendants in the burglary case. The group was accused of stealing more than $200,000 in mostly cash, jewelry and firearms.

Most defendants have pleaded guilty.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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