Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Rapper Young Vito Officially Charged With Murder Of Slim Dunkin
The man who shot and killed Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin in an East Atlanta recording studio last December has been indicted and charged with the Brick Squad Monopoly rapper's murder, along with other charges. According to the Washington Post, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office issued a statement stating that Vinson “Young Vito” Hardimon was officially charged by a Georgia grand jury with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Vito entered a booth occupied by Dunkin and the men began to tussle. The scrap ended with Vito shooting Dunkin in the chest. Dunkin was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where efforts to save his life failed.
Police immediately named Hardimon as a suspect. He turned himself into authorities 10 days after the killing. Initial reports said that the upstart Waka Flocka protégé was ultimately killed in an argument over a single piece of candy. Before his senseless killing the MC was just beginning to make his mark as a soloist, releasing the 20-track mixtape, "Menace II Society" two months prior to his death. No trial date has been set in the case.
Was it really worth it?