Although the rapper confessed, his lawyers entered a plea of not guilty, reports the Associated Press.
In opening statements for the trial, Dep's lawyers proposed that their client's drug use was responsible for the admission. However, during the confession the rapper reportedly gave details about the shooting including the location and caliber of the gun used. Also, in a published interview with XXL last June, Dep continued to talk about the shooting, telling the magazine, "I felt like it was something I had to do."
In November 2011, G. Dep's wife, Crystal Sutton, spoke out in an attempt to deal with the tragedy. Sutton, who has two sons with the rapper, wrote about her reaction to the criminal drama in an open letter to VIBE.
G. Dep faces 25 years to life, if convicted.