rapper Kid Creole sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing a homeless man in New York. The 62-year-old rapper was found guilty of John Jolly’s death in August 2017.
“Mr Jolly’s death is devastating to his family and those who knew him,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. AP on Wednesday (4/5).
“We will continue to ensure that everyone in our region can live their lives with the security and comfort they deserve.”
The rapper, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, killed John Jolly by stabbed him twice in the chest. He stabbed with a steak knife in midtown Manhattan.
Prosecutors accused Kidd Creole of stabbing Jolly out of anger because he thought Jolly was gay and teased him. After stabbing Jolly, Creole changes clothes and washes the knife.
Reported from People (4/5), a group of tourists found Jolly lying on the road after being stabbed. He was taken to the nearest hospital, but his condition could not be saved until he died.
The rapper was arrested by the police the next day. During the trial in April 2022, Creole’s lawyer called his client’s actions an attempt to defend himself because he felt threatened.
However, Assistant District Attorney Mark Dahl said Kidd Creole eventually confessed to police stabbing the man not in self-defense, but because he thought Jolly was teasing him.
Celestin also released an official statement after Creole’s prison sentence was announced. According to the lawyer, Creole’s sentence was extreme.
However, he promised to remain compliant with the justice system and will now focus on the appeals process. He said there were a number of things that could be appealed against the sentence.
“I think today’s sentence was very severe and extreme. Although I am disappointed, I still have faith in our judicial system. My focus now is on the appeal process,” said Celestin.
“I believe this decision will be overturned on appeal. I believe the 16 years given is a heavy burden, and is motivated not by evidence and facts but by external factors,” he continued.
Kidd Creole is a rapper who belongs to the rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. He was one of the founders of the rap group that was formed in the late 1970s in the Bronx.
One of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit songs was The Message, which was released in 1982. The rap group was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, becoming the first rap group to achieve this feat.