Jimmy Henchman Rumored Admission to Crime Without Punishment
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
June 27, 2012
With an indictment of murder levied on Friday and a drug conviction a few weeks before, it seemed like “Jimmy Henchman” might have thought that it was finally time to surrender to the law. The Village Voice reported that after nearly two decades, James Rosemond has recanted on his denied involvement in the fatal ambush of Tupac Shakur at New York’s Quad Recording Studios, but the reports are still vague.
In last fall’s cited court transcripts of the “Queen For A Day” proffer sessions, where confessions to crime are safe from use in prosecution, Rosemond is referenced to have admitted to orchestrating the assault that resulted in an extended bicoastal rap war. This news appears shaky and veiled in a little irony coming from Chuck Phillips, the journalist who was lambasted and ultimately fired from the L.A. Times when his original story revealing these very circumstances years before were linked to untrustworthy documents.
The Source has a counter statement from Rosemond’s publicist infuriated with Phillip’s alleged attempt to resuscitate his career. Despite the new hope to solve the case, prosecutors will still bemoan that an admission could not be used to lay charges against Rosemond because the seven year statute of limitations in New York for robbery, of which the 1994 ambush is classified, had long passed.
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