Aspiring Christian Rapper Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In Fatal Hit-And-Run
Ryan Salandy faces up to 30 years in prison.
An aspiring Christian rapper in Maryland could spend decades behind bars for an argument that turned fatal. Ryan Salandy, 26, was convicted of second-degree murder in a Montgomery County Courtroom Tuesday (Sept. 27) for the death of 25-year-old William McDaniel.
Salandy paid McDaniel $300 to burn his music onto 150 CDs last year, but the deal went sour. In reported text messages to McDaniel, Salandy went from asking "When can I get my CDs?" to "I'm going to f*ck you up when I see you."
According to the Associated Press, McDaniel made music for Salandy, though things got heated following a verbal dispute on September 25, 2015.
Witnesses told authorities that Salandy was speeding towards McDaniel in a silver sedan and fled the scene "after striking the victim’s body.”
Following the fatal incident, Salandy contacted his mother, who told a 911 dispatcher that her son said he “accidentally hit someone.” Police arrested Salandy at his family home hours later.
While he maintains that the hit-and-run wasn't intentional, Salandy faces up to 30 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced in December 12.