G. Dep has been convicted of murder for shooting and killing a man while robbing him at gunpoint in 1993.
According to The Washington Post, the former Bad Boy Records artist faces at least 15-years-to-life for slaying the man, believed to be 32-year-old John Henkel. Upon hearing the verdict, G. Dep hugged his lawyer, Anthony Ricco.
“He has a conscience and a heart, and his conscience and his heart brought him to where he is today,” said Ricco. “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.”
Prosecutors viewed G. Dep, who confessed to the murder years later, as a threat. “Eighteen years ago, the defendant made a calculated decision to steal from, shoot, and kill an innocent person on the street,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.
G. Dep will be sentenced on May 8th. HipHopDX will keep you updated.