Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Ex-Bad Boy Rapper Found Guilty Of Murder
Former Bad Boy rapper G. Dep, was convicted of second degree murder in New York following a trial that began after he admitted to killing a man in 1993 during a botched robbery attempt.
He attempted to rob a man on a Harlem corner, then shot him and rode off on a bicycle, not knowing whether the victim had survived.
Opening statements in the trial were made last week, on April 10, and one day later, Coleman dropped a bombshell on prosecutors by changing up his story. He claimed that while he did shoot someone, it was not Henkel.
Despite the change in story, the prosecution stood firm, contending that Henkel was the only victim who fit the details of Coleman's confession. "Eighteen years ago, the defendant made a calculated decision to steal from, shoot and kill an innocent person on the street," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said in a statement.
He is expected to face a minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison on May 8.