It’s a classic weed carrier story gone wrong. Jerome Baker had an AIM convo with the co-worker of the father of Desmond Hawkins, who Cass shot and killed last year, and got off on manslaughter.
If I understand the convo correctly, Desmond Hawkins was caught with Cassidy in New York by the Hip-Hop Police with a gun and weed. Hawkins agreed to take the fall on the charges like a good carrier should.
Cassidy’s part of the bargain was to look out for his Hawkins, with bail money and whatever else. Cassidy reneges on the help and gets confronted about it. That when he shoots Hawkins in the chest with an AK and kills him.
This doesn’t sound like manslughter to me, however since that’s what the court ruled, I can’t disagree. And who knows how true this story is. It’s coming from the boy’s grieving dad, and being transmitted by a co-worker over AIM, then through a blog. I’m sure much has been lost in translation.
In any case, let’s salute this weed carrier. He gave his life to maintain his celebrity friend’s freedom.