Rap artist Kidd Creole, a founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Grandmaster flash and members of the Furious 5. Kidd Creole gets 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing a homeless person during an argument in Manhattan. The hip-hop pioneer of 61 years, Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of manslaughter in April of 2017. For the murder of John Jolly, a 55-year-old vagrant, and sexual offender.
Attorney on Kidd Creole Being Sentenced
“The defendant had committed a senseless and unwarranted act of violence, said prosecutor Mark Dahl. 18 years is what Dahl wanted Glover to recieve.
A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, whose band that turned out chart-topping songs like “Freedom” and “The Message” in the 1980s in the beginning, faced as long as 25 years of prison. Kidd Creole is lucky to be only getting 16 years. Glover speaks out about his “wrongful” conviction in his eyes.
Glover said he was wrongly identified as a murderer during the sentencing hearing. He said he was “disappointed” in the way the case progressed. But, he added he thinks he will be exonerated one day. Furthermore, he believes the truth will be revealed one day. However, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said the case was an instance of his office cracking down on violent crime.
In August 2017, Glover got into a fight with Jolly at the intersection of East 44th St. and 3rd Avenue. This was before the stabbing occurred. This was according to police following Glover’s detention.
In the course of the trial, Glover’s attorney, Scottie Celestin, argued that he did it as a self-defense tactic. Also, the attorney claimed that Jolly’s wounds weren’t life-threatening.
Celestin had previously blamed Jolly’s demise on a combination of a sedative and alcohol. Which the staff at Bellevue Hospital gave to him as he was fighting. Kidd Creole was sentenced to 16 years.