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Admitted Gang Member Sentenced to Death

Posted July 5, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— An admitted gang member is headed to North Carolina's death row.

A Cumberland County jury sentenced Christina Walters to death Thursday.

Friday, Walterswas convictedof randomly abducting and murdering Tracy Rose Lambert and Susan Raye Moore as part of an initiation into the Crips gang in August 1998.

The jury also found Walters guilty of attempted murder for carjacking and shooting Deborah Cheeseborough several times, leaving her to die in the woods at Fort Bragg in August 1998.

The district attorney has charged nine people in the crimes.Paco Tirado and Eric Queenwere sentenced to death in April.

Walters is the fifth woman now on North Carolina's death row.