Two men were indicted over one of Novel York’s most notorious unsolved crimes – the 2002 killing of hip-hop important individual Jam Grasp Jay.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the news with federal prosecutors expected to dispute the charges at a news convention.
One decent known the suspects as Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan.
Washington, who had reportedly been living on a couch at Jay’s home within the days sooner than his dying, used to be publicly named as a conceivable suspect or look as a long way lend a hand as 2007.
He’s for the time being serving a federal penal advanced sentence stemming from a string of robberies he dedicated whereas on the plod from police after Jay’s dying.
In court papers filed at the , prosecutors alleged that Washington waved a handgun around and ordered people in Jay’s Queens recording studio to lie on the ground whereas one other man killed him on October 30 2002.
Washington “equipped conceal for his affiliate to shoot and extinguish Jason Mizell”, prosecutors wrote.
Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Grasp Jay, used to be a member of 1980s hip-hop pioneers Speed-DMC, with Joseph “Speed” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniel.
Their hits incorporated It’s Tricky and the Aerosmith remake collaboration Fade This Scheme.
Jay used to be shot once within the head with a .40-calibre bullet by a masked assailant at his studio in Hollis, the Queens neighbourhood where he grew up, police said at the . He left at the lend a hand of a wife and three formative years.
Police known a minimum of four people within the studio with Jay, collectively with the 2 armed gunmen.
The metropolis and Jay’s pals equipped more than $60,000 in reward money however witnesses refused to advance lend a hand ahead and the case languished.
Jay’s acquaintance with Washington upset his family.
Earlier than sleeping on Jay’s couch, Washington had been linked to the fatal 1995 shooting of Randy Walker, a shut affiliate of the slack Tupac Shakur.