News: G. Dep Reaches Out For Help In Murder Case
Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 6:05PM
Incarcerated rapper G. Dep has reached out to fans and supporters alike to request them to speak out on his current murder case.
According to reports, Dep's camp wants to prove the rapper has a positive influence.
G. Dep is currently in Manhattan's Detention Complex as he awaits legal action in his murder case, but in the meantime, his lawyer and support system is asking people to help them build their case. "To those whom have had any contact with Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman; relatives friends, neighbors music industry representatives and artists, we ask that you consider writing a letter describing his positive character," said the Deputy's DJ/producer/co-manager Justin "DJ M-80" Bryd. "Typed letters can be emailed to Dj_Memail@example.com- fans we also need your support!! This would be a vital and positive influence on his case. Thank You." (XXL Mag)
A few weeks ago, Dep admitted to being the shooter behind a 1993 murder.
Apparently when Trevell Coleman, AKA rapper G-Dep, came clean to police about shooting a man in the chest in 1993, he may not have known that he was confessing to killing a guy. He told the Post in a jailhouse interview, "I was surprised -- for some reason, I really didn't think that he died. When they told me, I was like, 'Oh, I'm not going home after this.'" He has now been charged with murder, and faces life in prison. Coleman says he didn't think much of the shooting at the time, but "started to wonder if all the bad things that happened to me in my life were karma for what I did...I thought that if I turned myself in, it might give me closure." So despite the objections of his mother and his girlfriend, he told the police. Now he says, "The only thing I regret is that I have to leave my kids." (Gothamist)
He was later indicted and currently faces 25 years behind bars.
A rapper who turned himself in to police for a 1993 fatal shooting in East Harlem -- apparently to clear his guilty conscience -- was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Tuesday. The rapper G-Dep, whose real name is Trevell Coleman, admitted to shooting John Henkel at East 114th Street and Park Avenue when he was 18 years old on Oct. 19, 1993, his lawyer said. He is next schedule to appear in court on Jan. 13. He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. (DNA Info)
Following the unexpected news, Dep's former Bad Boy Records boss shed light on the situation.
"You could always feel that if you knew G. Dep, and I can't say it was that, maybe something was troubling his soul," Diddy explained in an interview. "'Cause he was real quiet. He's the type of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. I don't know what happened in that instance but he did the right thing and manned up to it...He had a real bad drug problem and that could have caused the situation. As a person, that wasn't nothing that he would do. Drugs sometimes make people slip up and make mistakes...Dep was definitely one of the favorite artists I signed to Bad Boy. That's something I really wanted to work out, but that was just like he had personal things he was dealing with and we tried our best with that." (Shade 45)
Check out some pre-jail footage of G. Dep down below: