Rapper Kidd Creole, who was once a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Livid 5, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for stabbing a homeless guy to dying.
The 62-year-old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was once discovered to blame of manslaughter ultimate month for the dying of John Jolly, who was once stabbed two times within the chest with a steak knife on a NY city side road in August 2017.
Prosecutors accused Glover of stabbing Mr Jolly after changing into enraged as a result of he idea Mr Jolly was once homosexual and was once creating a cross at him.
After stabbing the 55-year-old, Glover headed to his place of work close by, modified his garments and washed the knife, prosecutors stated. He was once arrested the next day to come.
“Mr Jolly’s dying was once devastating to his circle of relatives and people who knew him,” Long island district lawyer Alvin Bragg stated after the sentencing.
“Each and every lifestyles we lose to violent crime ripples all through our complete town, and we can proceed to make sure everybody in our borough can are living their lives with the sense of security and safety they deserve.”
The New York Instances reported Long island state Best Courtroom Justice Michele Rodney looked as if it would take factor with arguments made through Glover’s attorney, Scottie Celestin, who stated throughout the trial that Glover had felt threatened partly as a result of Mr Jolly was once homeless.
“A lifestyles is a lifestyles is a lifestyles,” Ms Rodney stated, including as she sentenced Glover, that the killing was once now not “by some means justified since the particular person is homeless”.
Mr Celestin stated he would attraction the conviction.
Grandmaster Flash and The Livid 5 shaped within the overdue 1970’s within the Bronx. The gang’s best-known tune is The Message from 1982.
They had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Popularity in 2007, the primary rap team to be integrated.