Anthony Johnson

Local San Antonio Label Head Convicted of Killing Roommate/Business Partner

(AllHipHop News) Aspiring music mogul Anthony Johnson claimed the he killed his roommate and So Fly Entertainment business partner with a close range shot from a AK-47 in self-defense. After 6 and half hours of deliberations a San Antonio jury decided they weren’t buying Johnson’s claim and convicted the 23-year-old of murder.

Johnson was accused of shooting music producer Romuald Rodrique Ngande (aka Romey Rome Beatz) on November 15, 2011. The day before Ngande’s death the two argued on Facebook from separate rooms in the same apartment.

The defense claimed that the fight continued the next morning when Ngande threatened Johnson and then broke into his locked room.

Johnson testified that he thought Ngande was holding a knife at the time. Believing his life was in danger, the defendant said he shot his roommate to protect himself.

It was later discovered that the only thing Ngande had in his possession was a cigarette lighter, and there was no physical evidence that proved that Ngande entered Johnson’s room.

The prosecution in the case also countered Johnson’s argument of self-defense saying even though Ngande did provoke and insult the defendant after Johnson refused to give the victim a ride to work, Ngande’s actions did not justify using lethal force against him.

Prosecutors also provided evidence that showed that after the shooting Johnson updated his Facebook status to read, “One shot kill. Call me John Wayne.”

The defendant also apparently wrote letters bragging about the shooting and even mentioned that his jail time was making him a better lyricist. He also ignored officer’s questions during his police interview, and refused to hang up his cell phone after repeatedly being asked to do so while at the station.

Johnson’s attorney, Michael Hoyle, argued that the excessive bravado was just a fake persona that the defendant started to get confused with real life.

“We’re talking about a bunch of guys who think they’re Hip-Hop stars in San Antonio. They’re not living the dream. They’re living in a dream,” Hoyle told the court. “They started to believe in their own image … when in fact it wasn’t [real].”

According to the prosecution what was real was Johnson’s anger about his own failings, and Ngande was just the target of his rage.

“[Johnson] spent all his money. He lost his job and [believed] that was Rome’s fault, too,” said prosecutor Wendi Wilson-Ortiz. “He was mad at the world and he took it out on Rome.”

The state district judge in the case ordered the jury to return today to begin the punishment phase of the trial. Johnson now faces up to life in prison.

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Check out a photo of Johnson’s rap lyrics that was presented as prosecution evidence during the trial.

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Photo by John Davenport, San Antonion Express-News

source: MySanAntonio

  • 7yoyo7

    LOL Hard to convince a jury when an AK was used just to “neutralize” one dude…

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The day before Ngande’s death the two argued on Facebook from separate rooms in the same apartment : LOL oh u in the other room, im coming nigga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Getatme

    They argued over facebook from different rooms in the same house? What kinda of bitch made avoidance type of shit is that? These social sites are bringing out the worst in people giving a superficial audience to some attention starvin whores.

    • RMfag

      Im trying not to laugh at this comment.

  • $28825362

    “They argued over facebook from different rooms in the same apartment”
    Sorry, I stop reading after this…

    • I was like “WTF?”…..but figured it was a typo.

  • before I looked at the receipt for $5050, I have faith that my neighbour was like they say realy earning money part time from there labtop.. there neighbour had bean doing this less than 19 months and resently cleared the depts on there cottage and purchased a great new Ford Mustang. read more at

    • michelle moore

      i visited the site seems ok to me…

      • brotha_man

        thats ’cause ur an idiot or an co- conspirator

      • LOL~N

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  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    This line…..“We’re talking about a bunch of guys who think they’re Hip-Hop stars in San Antonio. They’re not living the dream. They’re living in a dream,” is possibly the realest thing I’ve read in a long time & accurately describes hundred’s of other so called rap star’s!!! Dude should be thrown under the jail for pulling this & that BS defense!!!!!

    • Playboy210

      Not gonna lie that line was pretty dead on since I ain’t never heard of them niggas and in from SA…. But make no mistake bout it bruh we is bout that life down here but these clowns just wasn’t ballin like they seemed to have been claimin….is any local artist ever ballin for real like that tho? shit one of our most popular artist down here named question will be the first to tell u that he gotta hold down jobs to pay the bills.

  • bigdoe6

    Social networking getting niggas killed. Both living in the same apt and can’t even have a verbal argument. WOW.

    • It’s the emoticons.

      • $28825362

        Yea he didn’t put a smiley face after saying, “I’ll kill you!!”

  • Dropping Jewels Pro

    99% OF YALL ARTIST NEED TO HEAR THIS EVERY MORNING WHEN U WAKE.They’re not living the dream. They’re living in a dream,

  • MrNoName2K

    SMDH…

  • AHH showed this dude mad love describing him as a label head,…maybe president of never coming out records,……

  • The Undisputed Leader

    I wish I could say that there’s one thing that people need to correct about themselves but unfortunately, People need to really just rethink their whole lives because people’s Thinking patterns and actions are so phucked up and stupid!

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  • , “One shot kill. Call me John Wayne.”

    The defendant also apparently wrote letters bragging about the shooting and even mentioned that his jail time was making him a better lyricist.. – – he’s a LAAMMMMEEEEEEEEE (JAY-Z)

    We’re talking about a bunch of guys who think they’re Hip-Hop stars in San Antonio. They’re not living the dream. They’re living in a dream,” Hoyle told the court. “They started to believe in their own image … when in fact it wasn’t [real].”

    CASE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Check out my song/video on youtube – “iL4m – Virus” it can relate to this story, especially the quotes at top.

      • RMfag

        K….

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  • obamanator

    did ya’ll read his lame lyrics?

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  • Old School Overdose

    Did you know a turkey can drown itself by sticking its head in a puddle, because they don’t have the mind capacity to know to lift up. That came to mind when reading about this dumb nigga…i mean ‘Label Head’.

  • AK

    san antonio has rappers? LMAOOO justin bieber might as well start his shit off already

    • SA-TOWN

      NOVACANE 3MINUTES OF HELL

      • SA-TOWN

        YOU-TUBE THAT MAN HE FROM SAN ANTONIO ITS GANGSTA ROUN HERE BRUGH NIGGAS AND MEXICANS BE KILLING ON THE REGULAR!

  • SA-TOWN

    YEA SA-TOWN GOT SOME DOPE RAPPERS GO TO YOU-TUBE AND TYPE NOVACANE 3 MINUTES OF HELL THE DUDE IS HOTT!

  • Candyy

    screw all of yall… Rome was my friend and he didn’t deserve to die the way he did… this punk ass dude Anthony needs to be in prison for life!!