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3 Men Arrested In Freaky Tah Murder

The

three men charged in

the murder of Freaky Tah are being held without bail. Meanwhile,

members of a second Queens hip-hop crew, Hellrazorpham, denied

any tension between the two groups, even though the cops say the

beef is the root of the shootings. The two suspects, Kelvin Jones,

29, of Albany, N.Y., and Ryan Frith, 24, of Queens, are each charged

with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession

of a weapon, all felonies. Jones has confessed to shooting Tah,

whose real name is Raymond Rogers, while Frith admitted he was

driving the van the men allegedly used the night of the murder.

A third man, Rasheem Fletcher, 22, of Queens, was arrested by

police April 2 on the same charges. He pleaded not guilty at his

arraignment and also is being held without bail. Freaky Tah left

behind his fiancée, Shannon Roquemore, and two children,

Kahlil, 8, and Shantanice, 4. Police said Thursday night they

believe Rogers’ murder was part of an escalating feud between

the Lost Boyz and unsigned Queens rappers police called the Hellraisers.

Sources say Jones confessed he mistakenly thought Rogers was the

cousin of a man he suspected had killed his half-brother, Michael

Saunders, allegedly a Hellraisers associate, in December. That

murder, as we reported earlier, was in retaliation for the robbery

of one of the Lost Boyz in November. Three days after Freaky Tah’s

death, Roger Paggent, another associate of the Hellraisers, was

shot dead in Ozone Park, Queens. Police are investigating that

shooting.

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