Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell “G. Dep” Coleman has reportedly been indicted for his role in a murder dating back to the early 1990’s.
According to reports, Dep will now face a 25-year sentence behind bars if found guilty of manslaughter.
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)
A few days ago, Dep admitted to being unaware of the shooting victim’s ultimate demise.
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)
Details on Dep’s confession were revealed online over the weekend.
Wednesday night, after years of living with the burden, Coleman, 36, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, the sources said. The career criminal — once signed to superstar rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ record label — was just 18 when he fatally shot a Queens man outside an East Harlem housing project in 1993, police sources said. “I shot and killed someone 17 years ago,” Coleman told a cop in the station house. As Coleman continued to reveal more details of the Oct. 19, 1993, murder of John Henkel outside the James Weldon Johnson Houses — things only the killer would know — the officer reached out to investigators at the 23rd Precinct, where the crime took place. (New York Post)
Additional reporting claimed Dep has remained in police custody since his confession.
As a result of his actions, Diddy’s one-time signee was charged with murder and held without bail. “My client is presumed innocent, and the case is going to grand jury,” said Coleman’s lawyer, Michael Alperstein. G. Dep is a career criminal, having been arrested more than 25 times since 2003 on various charges including burglary, grand larceny and drugs. Earlier this year, the ‘Child of the Ghetto’ creator announced his return to the rap gamewith his sophomore album, ‘Ghetto Legend.’ (The Boom Box)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out some recent G. Dep footage down below: