A second member of the Big Hazard gang who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a racially motivated firebombing at the Ramona Gardens housing project was sentenced to serve time in prison.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Edwin “Boogie” Félix, 27, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to violate the civil rights of black Ramona Gardens residents, in an attempt to provoke them to flee.

Félix is one of eight Big Hazard Members who prosecutors said participated in the 2014 Mother’s Day attack aimed at black families at the Boyle Heights public housing complex.  All of them have pleaded guilty to charges relating to the firebombing.

In the morning of May 11, 2014, the men involved in the attack threw Molotov Cocktails inside four Ramona Gardens apartments, three of which were occupied by black families. No one was seriously injured in the attack.

Earlier this month, José “Little Moe” Saucedo was sentenced to 13 years. The other six defendants are expected to be sentenced later this year, the U.S. attorney’s office told The Times.

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