Kidd Creole is a founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5. He was arrested as a suspect in a case back in 2017. However, he recently received a hefty prison sentence for that.
In April, the hip-hop legend, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, was convicted of manslaughter for the 2017 murder of John Jolly, a 55-year-old vagrant and sex offender. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for stabbing the man to death during a fight in Manhattan. At the time, Prosecutor Mark Dahl spoke about the situation.
“The defendant had committed a senseless and unwarranted act of violence that took the life of one of the city’s most vulnerable populations — the homeless.”
According to prosecutors, the incident occurred in August 2017 when TKC was walking past the man on the street and they exchanged words. TKC continued past the victim before turning around, confronting him face-to-face, and stabbing him twice in the torso. According to the District Attorney, a group of tourists discovered the man bleeding in the street and he was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.
TKC fled the scene and went to his workplace where he changed clothes and washed the knife in a sink. According to the D.A., The Kidd Creole fled after approximately 15 minutes, boarding the subway and throwing the knife in a sewer near a Bronx subway station, which was found the next day by NYPD and led to his arrest.
In the early 1980s, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s band cranked out chart-topping tunes like “Freedom” and “The Message,” while he faced up to 25 years in prison. Glover alleged during the sentence hearing that he had been falsely accused of murder.
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