The mother of a woman murdered by rapper Antron
"Big Lurch" Singleton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles,
California Superior Court.
On Friday (April 11), Carolyn Stinson named Death
Row Records, Stress Free Records and two company employee’s in a wrongful death
Stinson said that Singleton’s label provided
drugs "to encourage [him] to act out in an extreme violent manner so as
to make him more marketable as a ‘gangsta rap’ artist."
Singleton’s victim Tynisha Ysais, 21, was found
her apartment with her chest ripped open Detective Raymond Jankowski testified
last June in court.
According to testimony, Singleton and Ysais’
boyfriend Thomas Moore, spent the evening prior to the murder smoking PCP.
The next day Ysais’ friend Alisa Allen saw Singleton
on the street naked, his stomach and mouth covered with blood.
She flagged down an officer who arrested Singleton.
When Allen went to Ysais’ apartment, she found her friend lying dead on the
Jankowski described the grizzly scene. "Her
chest was open, exposing internal organs." He also said that her right
lung was chewed and torn. A medical examination after Lurch was arrested found
foreign human flesh and blood in his stomach.
"Singleton … was even more marketable
because his songs were as violent as his lifestyle and included rape, murder
and ended with him eating his victim’s body organs. These acts were performed
within the course and scope of his employment with the other defendants,"
Stinson stated in the lawsuit.
Singleton has worked with a number of artists.
He was a member of the group Cosmic Slop Shop and released an album in 1998,
titled Da Family. Cosmic Slop Shop consisted of Doonie Baby and platinum
producer Rick Rock.
He also recorded songs with Mystikal, C-Bo, RBL
Posse and Mac Dre.
Singleton is charged with one count of murder
and torture and is being held without bail and could face the death penalty