Kidd Creole is a founding member of the rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. He was arrested as a suspect for a case back in 2017. Now the pioneer of hip hop has been found guilty for the crime.
Kidd Creole was arrested five years ago in connection to the stabbing death of a 55-year-old homeless man named John Jolly. The victim was stabbed twice in the torso before tourists came across him and called the authorities. Jolly was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries.
According to AP, Kidd Creole, real name Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of manslaughter on April 6.
Glover’s lawyer argued that Jolly approached the Rap legend menacingly and said “what’s up” just before midnight. He claimed that Creole was frightened for his safety and stabbed Jolly in self-defense, however, prosecutors stated otherwise. In their version of events, Jolly may have tried to make a pass at Glover during those late-night hours and was met with violence.
“Nathaniel Glover committed a shocking act of violence” said District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a statement. “This conviction makes clear my office will hold people who commit violent crime accountable to the full extent of the law. I thank the members of the jury for their attention to this case and careful deliberation. I also applaud our prosecutors, whose diligence and tireless effort to ensure justice led to this conviction.”
“We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to deliver the safe streets and communities that New Yorkers deserve.”
Glover, who had faced a murder charge, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4. We will continue monitoring this ongoing story.
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