Jimmy Henchman Murder Trial Ends In Hung Jury

A deadlocked jury decision will mean the murder-for-hire trial can be retried by Federal prosecutors.

With possible maximum sentences of life in prison or the death penalty, the Jimmy Henchman murder-for-hire trial that began in early February has ended in a deadlocked jury according to XXL.

James Rosemond, commonly referred to as Jimmy Henchman is the former CEO of Czar Entertainment, a management company that counted Hip Hop artists like The Game, Akon, and Gucci Mane as clients. Henchman is currently serving a life sentence for a drug trafficking and narcotics conspiracy conviction he received in October of 2013.  

The murder-for-trial case, which the Federal Government can retry following the jury’s lack of an agreed upon verdict, stems from the 2009 killing of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.

Fletcher was convicted of assaulting Henchman’s teenage son in Manhattan and served two years in prison for the crime. Shortly following his release in 2009, “Lodi Mack” was shot and killed in the Bronx, allegedly in retribution for the assault of Henchman’s son. XXL’s story reports that “the [trial’s] prosecution painted the killing as part of a years-long ‘blood feud’ between Czar Entertainment and G-Unit.” Earlier this week, details on the trial’s witness testimonials emerged as reported by HipHopDX. One witness claimed that the currently incarcerated CEO hired gunmen to shoot at Tony Yayo’s Bentley and also admitted to orchestrating a hit on Fletcher. Another witness, Brian McCleod, informed the jury that he was offered $30,000 by Henchman, who McCleod says expressed interest in killing Fletcher himself, to ambush the G-Unit affiliate. Along with Rodney Johnson, McCleod was convicted in the shooting of Fletcher in 2011.

Henchman’s attorney, J. Bruce Maffeo, issued a statement to XXL on the verdict. “Hung jury on all counts as to both defendants,” Maffeo wrote. “Both sides need some time to reevaluate their options although this was the government’s case to lose.”

Rodney Johnson was also listed as a co-defendant in the case. Prosecutors allege that Henchman conspired to murder “Lodi Mack” in direct retaliation for the G-Unit affiliate’s slapping his 14 year old son. XXL also reports that Henchman and Johnson’s defense “focused on poking holes in the credibility of the Government’s four key cooperating witnesses, whom they painted as ‘career criminals’ cooperating for the sake of reducing their own prison sentences.”

The official result of the hung jury is a mistrial. The nearly month-long trial began on February 10.

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  • Anonymous

    How the fuck can game have a tat of pac and let jimmy run his career? smh game is is a bitch made dude

    • Anonymous

      It's ass backwards. he just did an interview with Tim Westwood and he said some shit like he was praying for Jimmy Henchman, a known SNITCH, who send numerous niggas to prison in the 90's to save his own ass. Game was being managed by an informant while calling Curtis a snitch. Irony at it's finest.

  • Chris

    Those kindergarten conversation I see here are sad. You remind me of pre-schoolers that say my daddy or brother is stronger than yours, instead you are saying my favorite rapper is harder than yours. Grow up, why are you talking about who's tougher, who snitches and who keeps it real? At the end of the day, none of those dudes who's hardness you promote care about you anyway. All that hard shit will do is get you killed or locked up. Folks that keep it real with you will tell you to chill when shit pops off, dumb asses will instigate and glorify nonsense. Stop being dumb asses....

  • Deeper than Rap

    "Four months later, Mohammed Stewart [Henchman's man turned snitch] said he started feuding with 50 Cent's "muscle," a beef that he says continues to this day because they both live in Georgia. Stewart added that he got two threatening phone calls and found a dead rat near his front door."

  • irish car bomb

    should of just shot out his knees for slapping his son but he doin life anyway so the body don't matter

  • Anonymous

    "The "murder-for-trial" case, which the Federal Government can retry following the jurys lack of an agreed upon verdict, stems from the 2009 killing of G-Unit affiliate Lowell Lodi Mack Fletcher." Jay balfour, what the hell is a "murder-for-trial"????? SMH These are your journalist DX.

  • lol

    this is why if you do dirt you do it solo..every thug is an inner snitch. rap = fakest game in the world.

  • Anonymous

    Jimmy the original hip-hop informant. Ratting niggas out and sending them to prison since the 90's to get his own charges reduced.

  • Anonymous

    He is a worse snitch than 50Cent. J Prince and ZRo exposed 50Cent for his snitching.

    • Fact Spitta

      50 aint snitching by throwing out names in the song (Ghetto Q'uran). Your crazy. More then Half those people were already locked up, the rest were either in the middle of already being prosecuted, or being watched by the feds. Not snitching if they already out the hood and in the penn. At worst its "dry-snitching".

    • Anonymous

      so who is this guy that 50 snitched on? don't you think he would say something its been over 10 years hahah

    • Anonymous

      "Scarface was retarded as a kid," wouldn't that make him retarded as an adult too? I dont think they got a cure for that yet HAH.

    • Anonymous

      what does that have to do with him going to jail for not taking care of his seeds?

    • Anonymous

      Scarface was retarded as a kid, he even went to a Psych Ward in the early 80's. Now don't be talking shit about Houston nikkas like that, cause them nikkas is wild. I still remember when Willie D first punked out of Ghetto Boys and the city turned into a war zone between 5th Ward and South Acres

    • Anonymous

      Wheres the proof. I got proof that Scarface is a deadbeat dad and went to jail for not taking care of his kids but can't find any documents on 50 snitching or getting anyone locked. Meanwhile they doing songs with the biggest fraud in rap, none other than Officer Ricky.

    • Daddy's Home

      If Z-ro and J Prince said 50 is a snitch, then it must be true! Thanks for that mind blowing information!

  • Anonymous

    Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman, in due time I know you bitch niggas is listenin, The World Is Mine Set me up, wet me up, niggas stuck me up Heard the guns bust but you tricks never shut me up

  • chief keef

    a snitch nigga thats that shit i dont like

  • makaveli

    Yeah, the life sentence is already there..so I'm happy :)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he serving life,so I don't think this would make a huge difference. Be sure to checkout thegrandreport, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • Anonymous

    he already serving life so its whateva

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