News: Uncle Murda Provides Update, Says "Free Ra Diggs" [Video]
Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 3:00PM
With his affiliate making national headlines this week for getting charged with three murders, Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda has weighed in on jailed hip-hop artist Ra Diggs' current legal woes.
In addition to providing a legal update, Murda also said fans can expect their collaborative music to get released one day.
"Unfortunately he had got locked up though, the whole situation -- he's fighting the case right now," Murda said in an interview referring to Ra Diggs. "But we still got a whole bunch of music that we got that's in the cuts. The streets is gonna get a whole bunch of that music also. That's my boy right there. Free my n*gga Ra Diggs, man." (Real Hip Hop Daily)
This week, Diggs was slapped with three separate murder charges.
A wannabe Brooklyn rapper who bragged on Twitter about getting away with murder might have tweeted too soon, authorities say. Federal prosecutors have charged Ronald (Ra Diggs) Herron with three brutal slayings -- including one connected to his online boasts. A Brooklyn Federal Court grand jury indicted him on Monday for the murders, which prosecutors say are connected to his drug enterprise in the Gowanus Houses. Herron later boasted on the Internet that he "beat a body" referring to Brooks, authorities said. "His Tweets were premature," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday. NYPD detectives worked with federal authorities on the case. (New York Daily News)
Along with the charges, Diggs has also been described as a threat to society.
Today prosecutors hit him with an expanded indictment that includes several murder, murder conspiracy, and attempted murder charges related to his alleged drug business, and Herron possibly could face the death penalty, if convicted. He was already facing cocaine and heroin-trafficking charges - as well as weapons offenses - that stemmed from his 2010 arrest. The feds say he's carried sub-machine guns, strapped on bulletproof vests, and authorities believe he's responsible for ordering murders and intimidating witnesses that doomed one homicide prosecution in New York state court. (New York Post)
Although the indictment was made this week, Diggs has spent the past two years in jail.
Herron has been behind bars since 2010 when he was one of nine people arrested and charged with running a crack and heroin ring out of the Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn. "Ronald Herron and his gang terrorized a Brooklyn community for more than a decade and he temporarily got away with murder by threatening and intimidating witnesses only to return to the streets of Brooklyn to kill and kill again," Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said. (CBS News)
Check out Uncle Murda's interview down below: