G. Dep has been convicted of murder for shooting and killing a man while robbing him at gunpoint in 1993.
According to The Washington Post, the former Bad Boy Records artist faces at least 15-years-to-life for slaying the man, believed to be 32-year-old John Henkel. Upon hearing the verdict, G. Dep hugged his lawyer, Anthony Ricco.
"He has a conscience and a heart, and his conscience and his heart brought him to where he is today,” said Ricco. "He’s probably making the most powerful statement a rapper of his era can make, which is to be accountable and to do the right thing.”
Prosecutors viewed G. Dep, who confessed to the murder years later, as a threat. "Eighteen years ago, the defendant made a calculated decision to steal from, shoot, and kill an innocent person on the street,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.