Kidd Creole Sentence to 16 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Homeless Man
Kidd Creole, from legendary rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was sentenced to 16 years in prison with five years of post-release supervision for the 2017 stabbing death of a New York homeless man.
The 62-year-old rap pioneer, whose given name is Nathaniel Glover, was handed down his sentence Wednesday after being found guilty of manslaughter in the first degree last month for the fatal stabbing of 55-year-old John Jolly.
"Mr. Jolly's death was devastating to his family and those who knew him. Every life we lose to violent crime ripples throughout our entire city, and we will continue to ensure everyone in our borough can live their lives with the sense of safety and security they deserve. This case makes clear that if you commit violent crime, we will hold you accountable, and I thank our team for their hard work achieving justice in this matter," said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Prosecutors say Kidd Creole stabbed Jolly twice in the torso with a steak knife after the two exchanged words. They claim Kidd become enraged because he thought the man was gay and hitting on him.
Jolly was later found bleeding to death by a group of tourists. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said following the stabbing Kidd Creole fled the scene and headed to his place of work where he clean the knife and changed his clothes. He later disposed of the knife in a sewer near a Bronx subway station.
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