Brother of G-Dep’s Victim Says Rapper Is An Idiot

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GangStarr Girl / December 27, 2010

The stepbrother of the man shot to death by former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep said the hip-hop artist was foolish to cop to the cold case.

“I think he’s an idiot,” said Robert Henkel, 56, whose then-32-year-old stepbrother, John, was blasted in the chest with three bullets on Oct. 19, 1993.

“He has three kids and a wife. It was years and years and years ago. Finally, we’re not always thinking about it . . . and now it has to be dug up all again.”

The Harlem-born rapper, whose real name is Trevell Coleman, walked into the 25th Precinct Dec. 15 and admitted to the shooting. Coleman later told The Post he didn’t even know Henkel had died in the attack. Coleman’s lawyer claimed he unburdened himself as part of a 12-step anti-drug-addiction program.

A grand jury last week indicted G-Dep for murder.

“His mother told him, ‘Don’t turn yourself in,’” Henkel said, referring to The Post’s exclusive jailhouse interview with the rapper.

“She was right . . . After all this time, yes, he just should have shut up.”

Should G-Dep have kept his mouth shut? [Via NY Post]