An 18-year-old man charged in the fatal 2020 shooting of Pop Smoke admitted to killing the rapper in juvenile court on Friday.
The defendant, who was 15 at the time of the crime, accepted a juvenile court plea deal on February 19, 2020, to a charge of first-degree murder. death of pop smoke, whose real name was Bashar Jackson. He also admitted home-invasion robbery and charges that he personally and knowingly discharged a firearm during the offence.
He is expected to be placed in a state juvenile facility until he turns 25.
LA County Superior Court Judge J. Christopher Smith told the 18-year-old and his 19-year-old co-defendant that Jackson “lost his life for no good reason.”
According to City news Service, Smith said, “You have no right to take anybody's life. You have no right to take anybody's property.”
Three other people were charged in Jackson's death: another juvenile defendant who was a minor at the time of the crime, and Corey Walker and Kendrey Rodgers, who were 19 and 18. The Associated Press reported, A judge has issued a court order preventing the media from identifying the juvenile defendants.
18 year old boy got admission after 20 year old man convicted for fatal shooting In April.
Pop Smoke, 20, was an up and coming brooklyn rap star Known for songs such as “For the Night” and “What You Know About Love”. Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby and Travis Scott were among the rap stars who collaborated with the late artist.
On February 19, 2020, a group of people, including men wearing masks and armed with handguns, broke into the rapper's rental home in the Hollywood Hills. The rapper, who was on a four-day visit to Los Angeles, shared a instagram post From whom it was known.
Defendant broke into Jackson's bedroom and confronted him In a shower, according to testimony, where the 15-year-old boy beat the rapper with a pistol and shot him three times in the back. They got away with Jackson's watch, a diamond-studded Rolex, which they sold for $2,000.
Times Staff Writer Matthew Orssmith And City News Service contributed to this report.
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