G. Dep Convicted Of 1993 Murder
The former Bad Boy Records signee was sentenced to 15 years in jail, The Washington Post reported, after being found guilty of the murder of 32 year old John Henkel. G. Dep reportedly hugged his lawyer, Anthony Ricco, when the sentence was passed.
“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.”
G. Dep confessed to the murder years after it actually took place and the prosecution team were anxious to stress that the rapper’s actions had made him a threatening presence in society.
“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.