Wow, this is some ill shit right here. Fellow blogger Jerome Baker has posted an IM convo he had with a friend of his who happens to work with the father of Desmond Hawkins. Hawkins is the dude Cass was accused of murdering. Here’s an excerpt, but be sure to go to Jerome’s site and read the whole sad thing:
dewpmenage: Cass and bul ride up to nyc to swizz. Hiphop cops rushed the truck while cass is upstairs. Bul took the rap from hiphop police for cass’ weed and gun. Cass agreed to lookout on the bail and case money.. Never did. Got confronted about it. At his crib. They get into…
dewpmenage: Scared cass let’s off in van
dewpmenage: Kills his homie
dewpmenage: Ak rifle round to the chest at point blank range. Two from a 45
dewpmenage: Ak was cass
Jerome: Hot damn
Jerome: Cass let off in him like that
dewpmenage: Didn’t mean to. They grew together
dewpmenage: Old head showed me youngbul pics of them
Jerome: That’s f-ckd
Jerome: Cass not allowed in old hood?
dewpmenage: Naw maybe not the city
Now assuming this is all factual, this raises alot of questions of how Cass beat that charge. People like to say it was the money, but I don’t care how much money you have, PA doesn’t play when it comes to murder charges and Cass was a young black male facing a murder one. Whatever, I don’t know enough so I won’t play myself and speculate, so I’ll just say: R.I.P to Desmond Hawkins, it’s a shame he had to lose his life over such an incredibly aviodable situation.
DISCLAIMER: Despite the title of this post, obviously this is hearsay. However, I’ve been checking out Jerome’s site for a while now and I take him to be a man of his word, and I don’t believe he would post something he felt might be inaccurate. In any event I just want to be clear that I can in no way corroborate anything that is said above, so just keep that in mind before coming out your face at me.