James Rosemond aka "Henchman" has admitted to setting up the shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994.
The former Czar Entertainment CEO was recently found guilty of organising a multi-million drugs empire and court transcripts reveal he confessed to ordering the rapper to be shot almost 20 years ago. More details below...........
Tupac himself suspected that Henchman was behind the shooting, and rapped on his track 'Against All Odds': "Jimmy Henchman... [You] set me up, wet me up... stuck me up / But you never shut me up."
It seems Pac's intuition was right as Henchman confessed to the crime during his trial.
prosecutor Soumya Dayananda said in a sidebar testimony:
"Now, in particular, there are some statements where the defendant [Rosemond] spoke about acts of violence... Mr. Shargel made comments about the origin of the Chuck Phillips article, which has to do with the shooting of Tupac Shakur in 1994; in particular, the defendant has made admission that he was involved in this particular shooting."
"In saying it is not true, when in fact it is true, the government should be able to rebut that argument that he's making, [and introduce] that the defendant actually admitted to this 1994 shooting," they added.Unfortunately, Tupac's shooting was classed as a robbery and in the state of New York the limitation to charge someone for the offence of robbery is seven years, meaning the case expired 11 years ago.
Tupac was fatally shot in 1997 and his murderer has never been found. Henchman is currently serving a life sentence for the drug ring crime.