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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Brittany Vanderpool, 21, was sentenced Monday to 9 years for her role in the gang-related Spartanburg murder of John Costanza.

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Brittany Vanderpool, 21, was sentenced Monday to 9 years for her role in the gang-related Spartanburg murder of John Costanza. Vanderpool is charged with accessory after the fact of a felony and obstructing justice. In court Monday, she told the judge she did not know Costanza had died, and said she wished she could change what happened. Costanza’s father told the judge he believes Vanderpool could have saved his son’s life.Spartanburg County investigators say John Costanza was found beaten to death on November, 2007 near the Canaan Point Apartment complex after he decided not to join a gang.Costanza died of hypothermia and internal injuries from the attack.Gregory Scott received a life sentence - without possibility of parole - for murder and lynching in July.Among the earlier sentences in October were DeMario Mack who got 23 years in Prison, Rico Washington was sentenced to 27 years and James McDowell’s sentence was 20 years.Christopher Foster also received 25 years in prison for the crime.

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