Prosecutors oppose bail for accused killer of Jam Master Jay : NPR

A pedestrian passes a mural of rap pioneer Jam Grasp Jay of Run-DMC in 2020 in Queens. A person charged within the slaying of Run-DMC legend as soon as filmed a brazen rap video in entrance of the mural, prosecutors say in courtroom papers opposing the defendant’s launch on bail.

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A pedestrian passes a mural of rap pioneer Jam Grasp Jay of Run-DMC in 2020 in Queens. A person charged within the slaying of Run-DMC legend as soon as filmed a brazen rap video in entrance of the mural, prosecutors say in courtroom papers opposing the defendant’s launch on bail.

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NEW YORK — A person charged within the slaying of Jam Grasp Jay as soon as filmed a brazen rap video in entrance of a avenue mural commemorating the beloved Run-DMC member, prosecutors say in courtroom papers opposing the defendant’s launch on bail.

The beginner video was considered one of a number of cases when Karl Jordan Jr. proved himself a hazard to the neighborhood by overtly bragging about dealing medication and possessing weapons following Jay’s 2002 demise, the paperwork say. It options Jordan rapping a music titled “Silver Spoon” in entrance of the mural in Queens.

Among the many lyrics: “I wasn’t born with no silver spoon…I needed to grind, grind and get it out the pot…and get it off the block…get it off the rock.” The papers add that within the subsequent verse, Jordan rapped that he “hustles exhausting, just like the mob, a seller serving fingers like they playing cards.”

The papers have been filed on Tuesday in federal courtroom in Brooklyn. Messages have been left with Jordan’s attorneys on Wednesday searching for remark.

Jason “Jay” Mizell, recognized professionally as Jam Grasp Jay, fashioned Run-DMC with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniel within the early Eighties. Collectively, they helped take hip-hop mainstream with hits like “It is Difficult” and the Aerosmith remake collaboration “Stroll This Method.”

In 2020, authorities introduced that that they had solved the killing of Jay, considered one of New York Metropolis’s most enduring mysteries, alleging that Jordan and one other man, Ronald Washington, had ambushed him over a cocaine deal gone dangerous. They mentioned Washington waved a handgun and ordered one other particular person at a recording studio to lie on the bottom whereas Jordan shot Jay within the head Oct. 30, 2002.

Protection attorneys have argued for Jordan’s launch on $1 million bond by claiming there are “credible witnesses who will testify that he was at their residence similtaneously the alleged homicide.” Additionally they claimed Jordan is at a excessive threat for contracting COVID-19 due to well being points.

Prosecutors countered that the would-be alibi witnesses aren’t credible. Additionally they described Jordan as “a wholesome 39-year-old man … who stays unvaccinated, regardless of widespread availability of the vaccine” at a federal jail.

If convicted, Jordan faces a minimal of 25 years behind bars.

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