Proof’s Killer Convicted on Weapons Charges

proof1.jpgMario Etheridge, the club bouncer who fatally shot Detroit rapper Proof, was convicted on weapons charges related to the incident earlier today. According to The Detroit Free Press, it took a jury five hours to return a guilty verdict against Etheridge for the charges of discharging a firearm in a building and carrying a concealed weapon. Etheridge fired the shots that killed Proof after the rapper fatally shot the bouncer’s cousin, Keith Bender. Wayne County assistant prosecutor Elizabeth Walker was quoted as saying, “There was too much testosterone in the club and he added another cupful. You’re not going to make a situation better by bringing a gun into it.” Etheridge’s sentencing is schedules for October 17th. He faces up to nine years in prison.

  • Starky

    Give him the full fucking 9.

    RIP Big Proof

    Crikey!

  • doc o’dogg

    give the fucker 5!…..R.I.P BIG PROOF

  • doc o’dogg

    P.S FIRST !!!!

  • http://dirtythug.com Creepflow

    October 17th will then be tha death of this Mario Etheridge nigga,believe that!!R.I.P Big Proof.

  • Nuisance

    THATS DOPE! 9 YEARS IN JAIL HAHA!
    FUCK YOU ETHERIDGE! YOU KNOW YOU THE ONE WHO SHOT YOUR OWN COUSIN FUCKIN’ DUMB ASS..OH AND YES! YOU WILL BE KILLED IN JAIL AFTER BEING ASS FUCKED MANY MANY TIMES. HAHA I’LL SEE YOU IN HELL BITCH!!! BIGPROOF FOREVER!!!
    REST IN PEACE HOMIE MAD LOVE & RESPECT.
    “GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN”
    DESHAUN DUPREE HOLTON
    4-11-06

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  • Numba Five UK

    R.I.P. Big Proof

    Gone but never forgotten……

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Damn. It’s never good to see a black man fall to the hands of the system. Nor is it ever good to see the life of a black man taken by another over senseless violence. I wasnt there and I dont know who shot who first or how it started, but this was a horrible situation turned tragic, that just got worst. Rest in peace to proof and I’ll pray for you brother in your time of confinement.

  • jojochicago

    So does this make him guilty of murder?

  • http://www.myspace.com/keniver keniver

    WTF? LOOK AT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED NIGGA. PROOF SHOT SOME DUDE, AND HOMEBOYS FAMILY KILLED THAT NIGGA. THATS REAL SHIT. YOU KILL ONE OF MY FAMILY IMA KILL U. I DONT GIVE A FUCK WHO U IZ.

  • content

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    ever seen anybody get only 9 for murder?

  • datrueloco69er

    YO DAT SHIT IS FOR REAL U SHOOT MY FAMYLY I KILL U SLOWLY AND PAINFULY BUT US A TRUE G R.I.P. BIG PROOF

  • Reckle$$ outta t-dot

    dis iz sum real shit 1 nigga took a lyfe den dat nigga took hiz dats beef !!! R.I.P. PROOF

  • nealrigga

    fuck proof he shot dat other nigga he shoud of thought wat would happen, you woudn’t hit a nigga front of his homboys if they strapped. nigga proof was another dumb ass nigga who did some dumb shit and got wat was comin. big ups to da nigga dat shot, 9 years is blown up.

  • alyxnyc

    This is bullshit. Proof

  • alyxnyc

    Proof deserved to die. This is crap.

  • cpthedon

    proof sucked! he was nothing more than… eminem’s weed carrier.

  • Belize

    nobody deserves to go to jail

  • Big Jake

    is 9 for the gun charge not for murder idiots, and hes prolly not gonna get charged for murder since he could claim self defense in imminent danger. RIP proof

  • Big Jake

    honestly im surprised somebody hasnt killed this dude yet

  • D.J. K.O.S.

    It truly is sad that we as a community (hip hop)have to see yet another one of our brothers fall victim to violence that ends in death, nobody wins and that is the outcome when it’s all over. R.I.P. Proof

  • D.J. K.O.S.

    Our prayers are with your family.

  • toneloc_illa

    Proof ain’t nobody special. He tried to act hard and got popped, as for Etheridge, he ain’t gone get killed in jail. Ya’ll need to let it go. You guys hatin’ on Etheridge are some hatin’ ass fools who think it’s cool to pay homage to a weak ass rapper. Get your minds right.

  • http://aol.com BIGSAM

    fuck u toneloc_illa u piece of shit

  • http://aol.com BIGSAM

    give the fucker 9 rip proof

  • D Block

    yo first off all, proof died and all this guy etheridge got is weapon charges what the hell happened to to murder charges, USA is wack straight up !!!

  • che

    the levels of ignorant responses on this post are astounding..i liked proof too but wrong is wrong regardless of whether he was a good rapper.

  • che

    although etheridge does deserve the full 9 years. because he pulled a gun a first, not because proof was a good rapper.

  • Macca

    R.I.P Proof… fuck u Etheridge i ope u get your fkin wrists slit bitch!!! ………….. BIG PROOF FOREVER!!!!!!! Miss u PROOF!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/showtime2u Double R

    I ain’t so sure dude should get 9 years. He was protecting his family.

  • http://www.getwithCRU.com CruSouLja

    All you dumb asses talking shit on Proof can eat a dick. I hope this fucker gets the full 9 or even death for what he did. He didn’t have to shot Proof, why couldn’t he have let the law deal with it? Fuck him!

    R.I.P Proof a Hip Hop Legend!

  • oc

    rip proof, i miss u, see u soon.

  • http://XXL LILSAM

    HE SHOLD DO LIFE

  • bigjohn

    that bouncer should not have to do no dam 9 years. he reacted under mental stress and wa temporary insane when he saw he cousin get shot by a man. he shot a man after he saw his cousin shot dead. it just so happen he shot a famous man. well,that famous man was a killer who got what he dished.i liked proof but what would any one do if they had a gun in their pocket and saw their flesh and blood get shot by someone? its gonna be a double tragedy. this is what the people that be want to see in hiphop.niggas killin niggas. they just love this shizz. my real talk question is “WHOS THE NEXT NIGGA TO KILL HIS BROTHER?” holla

  • jward630

    Say if old boy didn’t dome Proof…The nigga would have been goin up the way for murderin Keith Bender

  • http://rafaelt.1netzero.com riffraff

    sometimes we get justice with the gun, what if we would give out beatdowns?????? man up homies!!!!!!!

  • http://rafaelt.1netzero.com riffraff

    yeah yeah everyone is a killer most mutherfuckers would shit they pants. so stop frotin and saying yall would kill someone who shot your family. get real ok i would also want to kill if my brother got killed but am i ready for life behind the bricks. was there for a minute and didn’t think it was the shit. im willing to bet that most of these wannabe thugs that comment without thinkng would have permanant shit… peace RIP PROOF