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20-year-old sentenced to 4 years in prison for the murder of Pop Smoke

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According to reports, one of the men involved in Pop Smoke’s murder pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison.

On Thursday (April 6), Judge Christopher Smith sentenced the 20-year-old to four years in a juvenile correctional center. After the verdict, Smith approached the young man and assured him that he would pay for his crime.

20-year-old sentenced to 4 years in prison for the murder of Pop Smoke

The unidentified man, who was a teenager at the time of the crime, was the first of four men charged in the death of Pop Smoke, née Bashar Barakah Jackson, to plead guilty.

The other three defendants are minors, who were between 15 and 17 at the time of Jackson’s death, and 19-year-old Corey Walker, all of whom have yet to appear in court.

When Walker’s name emerged, a judge issued a court order barring the media from identifying the other minor defendants in the case.

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In February 2020, Jackson, 20, was on a four-day trip to Los Angeles at the time of his death. The “MPR” rapper posted a photo of an Amiri gift bag on Instagram. But the photo contained his address, and that night a group of people broke into the artist’s room.

The four found him in the shower where one of the suspects, a 15-year-old, had a”pistol”. He then shot the artist three times, resulting in his death.

According to court testimony, the robbers “stole Jackson’s watch, a Rolex watch set with diamonds, which they sold for $2,000,” a detective revealed during the hearing in the case.

20-year-old sentenced to 4 years in prison for the murder of Pop Smoke

Assistant District Attorney Hillary Williams reportedly spoke on behalf of the defendant and, in August 2022, alerted the judge that he had played a more significant role in Jackson’s death.

Williams claimed the young convict discovered Jackson’s mansion and helped Walker recruit three other minors to steal from the rapper. Additionally, the unnamed defendant remained in “constant contact” with Walker after making his way into the building.

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