Former Bad Boy rapper G. Dep (real name: Trevell Coleman) was found guilty of second-degree murder today for the slaying of a man back in 1993, which he confessed to two years ago.
The verdict was reached by a jury in a Manhattan court and came following three days of arguments and evidence and then two more days of deliberation. Coleman faces a minimum of 15 years in prison during his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for May 8.
You might recall that Coleman rather famously confessed to the murder in December 2010, some 17 years after it occurred during a botched robbery attempt. He told police that he came forward after living with the guilt for years and dealing with drug addiction.
Here's what his attorney, Anthony Riccio, said to reporters outside of the court house.
“Trevell is a very courageous person, very different of people from this era: he has a conscience and a heart,” Ricco [said]. “It’s probably one of the most powerful statements that a rapper has ever made, and that’s to be accountable. I told him not to regret his decision, and that God won’t abandon him.”