Tuesday, April 17, 2012
G. Dep Convicted Of Second Degree Murder In 1993 Shooting #GAWN
Another former Bad Boy Records MC is going to be spending years in the clink. Today, Harlem rapper G. Dep was convicted of second degree murder, reports the Associated Press. The "Let's Get It" rapper will be facing 15 years to life when he is sentenced on May 8th.
G. Dep, born Trevell Coleman, found himself in this predicament after confessing in late 2010 to a 1993 shooting that previously had gone unsolved. While the rapper was unaware of his victim's fate, unfortunately the man (John Henkel) he admitted to shooting during a robbery had died. The defense suggested authorities were mistaken as to which robbery Dep committed, but the jury obviously wasn't convinced.
"He has a conscience and a heart, and his conscience and his heart brought him to where he is today," Dep's lawyer, Anthony Ricco, told the court. "He's probably making the most powerful statement a rapper of his era can make, which is to be accountable and to do the right thing."