A federal jury Tuesday convicted James Rosemond on murder-for-hire charges. Rosemond was accused of hiring a crew to kill an associate of the rap group G-Unit as payback for an assault on Rosemond’s son.
It was Rosemond’s third trial in the case. The first ended in a hung jury. Rosemond was convicted in the second, but a new trial was ordered. Rosemond already was serving two life sentences for separate drug and gun convictions.
Rosemond’s lawyer claimed witnesses were only trying to reduce their own jail sentences. Lawyer David Touger tells the New York Post he’ll appeal.
G-Unit associate Lodi Mack was killed in 2009.
This story was originally published on Billboard.