Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Sentenced to 39 Years for 2014 Murder
The Chicago Sun Times reports that 19-year-old Rondo, real name Clint Massey, was officially sentenced today in Cook County District Court following his conviction of first-degree murder of driver Javan Boyd. 29-year-old Boyd was murdered on Feb. 22, 2014 when the gunmen approached his car while he was waiting for a passenger. Prosecutors said the men asked Boyd if he was from the neighborhood and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle from the passenger side. Boyd was pronounced dead two hours after being taken to the hospital. The Chicago Housing Authority got the incident on video surveillance and eye witnesses pinpointed Rondo as being at the scene of the crime.
Rondo and fellow rapper Cdai were in the group of men who approached and shot at Boyd's vehicle. Cdai received his sentence of 38 years for the same crime earlier this year back in May. RondaNumbaNine was just 17 years old at the time of his arrest while Cdai was 19.
While Cdai was officially signed to Fredo Santana's Savage Squad Records, Rondo was still an up-and-comer in the Chicago rap scene before this 2014 murder. As a friend of Chi-Town export Lil Durk, the rapper dropped the video for his biggest song to date, "Hang Wit Me", back in 2013.
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