News: G.Dep's Wife Comes Clean, "I Couldn't Take The Drugs Anymore"
Friday, Jan 21, 2011 12:05PM
Incarcerated rapper Trevell "G.Dep" Coleman's wife, Crystal Sutton, has addressed the hype surrounding her husband's publicized murder case.
According to Sutton, Dep's drug habit became a detriment to their relationship and forced them to become estranged.
"Whenever I saw [Trevell] stand and freeze, I thought it was just an issue with drugs... like that was the effect of the drugs... that was from being dropped from Bad Boy, him not having enough money to provide for us the way he wanted to. Those type of disappointments. I'm his legal wife. We've been separated for a year, but I look at it like you can always go back to your wife. We're still intimate, I'll put it that way. He has a daughter with his girlfriend. I don't know what he's doing with her right now, but we've been communicating every single day so I'm good with that. And he knows that I'm taking the forefront to handle everything. And I think they both have a drug dependency. It looks like it, there's no denying that...I couldn't take the drugs anymore and it came to a point where I had to make a choice." (VIBE)
Last week, Dep plead "not guilty"
for his role in a fatal 1993 shooting.
Mr. Coleman, his hands cuffed behind his back, didn't speak at the arraignment other than to enter his plea. He smiled at the dozen or so supporters he had in the courtroom as he walked in. After the hearing, his lawyer, Anthony Ricco, said Mr. Coleman still stands by his earlier story that he shot Mr. John Henkel Oct. 19, 1993. Mr. Ricco said the not-guilty plea was more of a procedural step, adding that it would allow him time to examine Mr. Coleman's confession, which he said was likely made while under the influence of drugs. "We want to make sure what we're dealing with the reality of what actually happened that night," he said, explaining that Mr. Coleman has struggled with PCP use over the years. Mr. Ricco said he expects to reach a plea deal with the district attorney's office. (Wall Street Journal)
A week prior, Dep's camp reached out to fans and supporters alike to vouch for the rapper's 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 industryrepresentatives 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_Mfirstname.lastname@example.org- fans we also need your support!! This would be a vital and positive influence on his case. Thank You." (XXL Mag)
Late last year, Dep admitted to being the shooter behind the 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)
Dep currently faces 25 years behind jail if convicted and he is scheduled to appear back in court February 10th.
Check out some pre-jail G. Dep footage down below: