(AllHipHop News) Three former associates of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond testified against their former boss during his current murder trial. As witnesses for the prosecution, Khalil Abdullah, Brian McCleod, and Mohammed Stewart told the jury that Henchman ordered them to engage in violent acts against 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew.
Henchman and 50’s G-Unit had a long running feud that allegedly included family members being assaulted, gun shoot outs, and cars being burned. According to prosecutors the end result was a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by Henchman that left G-Unit associate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher dead.
Abdullah claims that after violent incidents involving Rosemond, his son, and G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, he hired gunmen to shoot at Yayo’s Bentley. The former member of the Rosemond drug organization also testified Henchman admitted to hiring hitmen to kill Fletcher.
McCleod testified Henchman offered him $30,000 to ambush Fletcher. He also said Henchman wanted to kill Fletcher himself before being convinced to let someone else do it. McCleod stated he got Fletcher to go to the Bronx for the strike by promising money and women, then he and trigger man Derrick Grant received a kilo of cocaine as payment from Henchman.
Stewart’s testimony included admitting he shot at Chris Lighty’s Violator Records offices, slashing Lighty’s brother with a razor, shooting at G-Unit road manager Baja Walters’ Staten Island home, and stalking 50, Yayo, and Lighty hoping to kill them. He claims he did all these acts on Henchman’s behalf.
Rosemond’s lawer, Bruce J. Maffeo, pointed out that all three witnesses were testifying with the hopes of receiving reduced sentences for murder and drug convictions. Maffeo also expressed in court that Rosemond was in Miami at the time of Fletcher’s murder, and Henchman never specifically said he wanted him dead.