(AllHipHop News) Accused murderer Young Vito has been ordered to be held without bond, for the murder of rapper Slim Dunkin.
Young Vito, born Vinson Hardimon, appeared in court yesterday to face murder and gun charges.
He is accused of murdering Slim Dunkin, born Mario Hamilton, in a recording studio on Memorial Drive in Atlanta, on December 16.
During the court proceedings, prosecutors revealed that two witnesses placed Young Vito at the crime scene, while the rapper’s laptop and other proof of his presence was recovered.
Prosecutors said that the deadly incident started over a piece of candy, and ended with the two men fighting in the studio booth, after insults were exchanged.
According to Hip-Hop Enquirer, At some point during the fight, it is believed that an associate of Young Vito passed him a gun.
Young Vito then allegedly shot Slim Dunkin once in the torso.
Prosecutors stated that they never found the murder weapon, or shell casings, because someone associated with the rapper most likely cleaned up before fleeing the scene.
Young Vito’s lawyers are reportedly preparing to claim self-defense in the shooting.
He is being held without bond due to his criminal record, which includes arrests for a variety of violations, including cruelty to children, and aggravated assault.