Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman has faced the music and announced a "not guilty" plea yesterday (January 13) for his role in the fatal shooting of a man in 1993.
According to reports, the "Deputy" appeared in a New York courtroom Thursday.
Mr. Coleman, his hands cuffed behind his back, didn't speak at the arraignment other than to enter his plea. He smiled at the dozen or so supporters he had in the courtroom as he walked in. After the hearing, his lawyer, Anthony Ricco, said Mr. Coleman still stands by his earlier story that he shot Mr. John Henkel Oct. 19, 1993. Mr. Ricco said the not-guilty plea was more of a procedural step, adding that it would allow him time to examine Mr. Coleman's confession, which he said was likely made while under the influence of drugs. "We want to make sure what we're dealing with the reality of what actually happened that night," he said, explaining that Mr. Coleman has struggled with PCP use over the years. Mr. Ricco said he expects to reach a plea deal with the district attorney's office. (Wall Street Journal) SOHH