New Information Emerges In Notorious B.I.G. Murder Case
Written by: Trill Nadia
As of yesterday evening, (January 6th), new information has emerged in the 1997 murder investigation of rapper Notorious B.I.G. after 14-years.
A team of local and federal law enforcement agencies are following leads to the ‘97 slaying of the Hip-Hop artist, born Christopher Wallace. According to one source, the investigating began to stir again several months ago when new information surfaced, but the source refused to elaborate due to the on-going investigation involving the Los Angeles Police Department, L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, and the FBI. (CNN)
Previously, during 2010, B.I.G’s widow, Faith Evans, spoke with doubt on the murder case ever being solved. According to her, the family of the late rapper has an idea of what happened to her husband.
“The family – we have an idea what happened. We don’t know who pulled the trigger but we have an idea what went on,” Faith Evans told UK newspaper The Voice. “It’s not something I would speak on because it’s still a pending case, so that wouldn’t be smart at all. But we have an idea, though we don’t know if it will ever be solved in the judicial system.” (The Voice)
B.I.G.’s ward, Lil Cease, spoke on the on-going investigation of his friends murder in Los Angeles.
“I’m definitely upset about it,” Lil’ Cease said in an interview. “I think it’s something [the police] should look into, especially when you see all these other things going on and you see how they pursue other cases. It just seems like when it came to Biggie, it was, ‘Oh, another rapper, another hoodlum, another gangster is dead.’ Same thing with 2Pac. These were two of the most influential figures in hip-hop, and you’re not finding these people’s murderers? Or not even making a real attempt to? It upsets you, ’cause they’re treating them like nobodies but they had a big influence in the game and people look up to them. No matter what they rap about or what they’d been through, they were still human beings at the time.” (MTV)
On Monday, April 5th of 2010, an 8-year “wrongful death” lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department was dismissed by Judge Jacqueline Nguyen. Notorious B.I.G. was shot in March of ‘97 after attending an after party during the Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles. Although nothing has been proven, the wrongful death lawsuit claimed that Marion “Suge” Knight conspired with Amir Muhammad, the alleged man behind the gun, alongside LAPD officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, to murder B.I.G. (All Hip Hop)