New York, NY – Daryl “Taxstone” Campbell is reportedly heading to trial this fall for the May 2016 murder of Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter. According to AllHipHop, the trial kicks off in New York City on November 12.
The former media personality is facing a life sentence for a fatal shooting inside Irving Plaza during a T.I. show. At one point during the event, a fight erupted between Campbell and Troy Ave backstage.
Troy was caught on camera pulling Campbell out of the green room while firing off shots as the frightened crowd scattered.
Police eventually discovered a gun in Troy Ave’s van and determined it was the weapon used to kill McPhatter. During the investigation, police found Campbell’s DNA on the handgun’s trigger, handgrip and magazine. Troy Ave’s DNA was also detected on the firearm.
Campbell was charged with second-degree murder by the State of New York in July 2018. He’s currently behind bars on federal gun charges.
Troy Ave, on the other hand, was originally arrested while still in the hospital recovering from his leg injury and charged with second-degree murder as well as criminal possession of a weapon.
In June 2016, it was downgraded to attempted second-degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon — all felonies.
Troy Ave was released on bail.
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