Robert Sandifer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Robert Sandifer

American gangster and murder victim

Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1983

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 01-Sep-1994

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Robert Sandifer

  • Robert "Yummy" Sandifer (March 12, 1983 — September 1, 1994) was an 11 year old American street gang member from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sandifer's murder by fellow gang members in Chicago garnered national attention because of his age, resulting in him appearing on the cover of TIME magazine in September 1994.
  • Nicknamed Yummy because of his love of cookies, standing 137 cm (4 ft 6 in), Sandifer was a young member of the street gang the Black Disciples (BD).
  • After committing murder, arson and armed robbery, he was murdered by his own fellow gang members who feared he could become an informant, and that he was attracting too much attention towards their activities.
  • Coverage of Sandifer's death and retrospectives on his short, violent life were widely published in the American media.
  • Sandifer became a symbol of the gang problem in American inner cities, the failure of social safety nets, and the shortcomings of the juvenile justice system.

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