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Rapper Kid Creole has been sentenced to 16 years in prison


Rapper Kid Creole has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing a homeless man on a New York City street.

The 62-year-old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of manslaughter last month for the death of John Jolie, who was stabbed twice in the chest in downtown Manhattan in August 2017.

Prosecutors have accused Glover, co-founder of rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, of stabbing Mr Jolie after he got angry because he thought Mr Jolie was gay and beat him up. .

After stabbing a 55-year-old man, Glover went to his workplace nearby, changed clothes and washed a knife, prosecutors said. He was arrested the next day.

“Mr. Jolie’s death was devastating to his family and those who knew him,” Manhattan County Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a press release after the sentencing.

“Every life we ‚Äč‚Äčlose from violent crime is spreading across our city, and we will continue to ensure that everyone in our area can live their lives with the sense of security and safety they deserve.”

The New York Times reports that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michelle Rodney apparently did not appreciate the arguments of Glover’s lawyer Scotty Celestine, who said that during the trial Glover felt threatened in part because Mr. Jolie was homeless.

“Life is life is life,” Ms. Rodney said, adding, sentencing Glover on Wednesday, that the murder was not “somehow justified because the man is homeless.”

Mr Celestine said he would appeal the verdict.

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were created in the late 1970s in the Bronx, New York. The band’s most famous song is The Message of 1982.

They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, the first rap band to be included.


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