G. Dep Found Guilty of Murder

Trevell “G. Dep” Coleman was found guilty of second degree murder on Tuesday (April 17) after a jury took two days to deliberate at the Supreme Criminal Court in Lower Manhattan, New York.

Coleman, dressed in a beige sweater and pants, remained composed as the verdict was delivered. His wife, Crystal Sutton, and other family members, including his mother, brother and cousins, were also in attendance and were equally stunned to hear the decision. Once the verdict was read, Coleman looked over his shoulders at his wife, who wore sunglasses as she exited the room moments later, hiding her tears. The trial took five days to complete.

During the first half of the day, the jury asked once again to review the evidence presented in the case, which included Coleman’s video-taped confession and the police’s homicide logs. G-Dep’s attorney, Anthony Ricco, continued to attempt to sway the jury that there wasn’t enough substantial evidence to tie his client to the death of victim John Henkel. His final arguments, however, weren’t enough to set Dep free. Coleman was found guilty under the felony murder law.

“They just could not get this story straight,” Ricco explained during his closing arguments. “Are we talking about the same event? I’m begging you to go into the jury room and use your common sense.”

It is unknown as of press time how much time Coleman will serve, but his attorney said it will not be surprising if the judge doesn’t give him the minimum 15-year sentence of the 15-years-to-life Coleman faces.

“Trevell is a very courageous person, very different of people from this era: he has a conscience and a heart,” Ricco told a group of reporters as he left the courtroom. “God doesn’t leave you in the deep water to drown and hopefully Trevell won’t drown.

“It’s probably one of the most powerful statements that a rappers has ever made and that’s to be accountable,” he added in reference to G-Dep coming clean to the crime years later.

Coleman is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, May 8. Check back with XXLMag.com for more on this story. —Mariel Concepcion (@Mceezy) with reporting by Mark Lelinwalla (@XXL_Mark)

G. Dep’s murder trial began Tuesday (April 10) in New York’s Supreme Criminal Court andXXL is on deck, following the case. Check back with XXLMag.com daily for the latest updates.

Day 1: G. Dep’s Murder Trial Begins With Opening Statements

Day 2, Part 1: G. Dep’s Attorney Says There Are Inconsistencies in the Murder Case

Day 2, Part 2: G.Dep’s Defense Says Not Enough Evidence to Connect Client to Murder

Day 3, Part 1: G. Dep’s Attorney Insists His Client Didn’t Kill Presumed Victim

Day 3, Part 2: G. Dep Will Not Testify in His Own Murder Trial

Day 4, Part 1: Prosecutors Begin Final Arguments in G. Dep Murder Case

Day 4, Part 2: No Decision Made in Murder Trial of Trevell “G. Dep” Coleman

Day 5, Part 1: Jury in G. Dep Trial Ask to Review Evidence Again

  • land lord

    I understand the point/concept of Truth will set you Free but I’ll be d#mned if Dep didn’t dispel dat. Should’ve took dat secret to the grave homey

    • b-minus

      well i agree

  • BobDole

    So uh…he was found guilty TOMORROW?

    • slimmwood

      exactly…XXL stay bogus with the news

  • Stylistic

    He’ll now be living the glamorous life wif Cool C, and shouting what’s my name like Steady B!

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  • soy yo

    This man is, hands down, the toughest hip hop artist to have ever lived. This really requieres the courage these bunch of rappers brag about in their songs. God never lets slide an act of truly courage against all odds, opinions, publics and modern empty society. G-dep is really going after the greatest price, not chains, cars, money, hoes, and all that. The Lord will reward you and fill you with His joy! My respect and admiration!

    • soy yo

      There is no feeling even close to a clean consciou; what is physical freedom if the enclosure remains burning from within?

  • http://www.outta-control.com DeSimone

    I would have never told on my self..

  • http://www.outta-control.com DeSimone

    I feel for G dep family his kids will never know what it’s like to have a real pops and his wife fucked up by dealing with him.
    I can’t knock the dude you live and you learn but this nigga is straight stupeid you never I mean never tell on your self.
    He could have gotten away with it so it’s on him.
    he could of been something he was doing good with him music thing but fucked up messing with them drugs so fuck it I wish I new the dude maybe I could have helped him cause he needed someone real by his side and as far as I could tell from them you tube video all he had was fake people around him using him but it is what it his .
    I hope he don’t do know real time…

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