Washington: Rapper Sean Combs’ former protege G-Dep is facing life in prison after he confessed to a 17-year-old murder.
G-Dep, 36, real name Trevell Coleman, turned himself in to police in New York on December 15 and admitted to the shooting of John Henkel on October 19, 1993.
According to Contactmusic, Coleman, who was previously signed to Combs’ Bad Boy Records, allegedly had no idea Henkel had not survived the incident and he has now been charged with murder.
“I was surprised - for some reason, I really didn’t think he died. When they (police) told me, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not going home after this’,” the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Coleman, who previously battled drug addiction, claims he was driven to come clean about the altercation because he couldn’t live with his guilt.
“I started to wonder if all the bad things that happened to me in my life were karma for what I did... you start to think, ‘My happiness is because of someone else’s sadness’,” he said.
“I thought that if I turned myself in, it might give me closure... I’m just trying to get right with God,” he added.