Brooklyn, New York native Ra Diggs has been charged with three murders, including one that he bragged about on Twitter.
According to NYDN, the aspiring rapper was indicted today for the slayings, which are connected to his Gowanus Houses drug operation. The emcee, born Ronald Herron, could face the death penalty.
His charges extend to June 2001 for the murder of Frederick Brooks, which he originally beat after two witnesses refused to testify against him on account of his associates threatening them. In a later slaying, Herron bragged about the murder on Twitter, stating that he “beat a body.”
“His Tweets were premature,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch added, “Ronald Herron and his gang terrorized a Brooklyn community for more than a decade and he temporarily got away with murder by threatening and intimidating witnesses only to return to the streets of Brooklyn to kill and kill again.”