So Solid’s Megaman Acquitted Of Murder

So Solid Crew member

Megaman is was acquitted of murder charges Thursday (Sept. 28) by an Old Bailey

jury in the UK. The

acquittal marks the end of a series of court appearances and a more than one-year

jail stint for the 27-year-old rapper (born Dwayne Vincent). Megaman was found

not guilty of charges stemming from a Nov. 2004 incident in Tooting, south London.

Megaman

was charged with encouraging his friend and So Solid Crew producer Colin Morgan

to fatally shoot Colin Scarlett. Scarlett, 24, was hit three times in the chest,

neck and hand. Despite

his injuries, Scarlett allegedly shot back at Morgan seven times with a modified

pistol, but missed. Scarlett

later died from his wounds.Although

Morgan was convicted of murder in October 2005 and sentenced to life behind bars,

the jury could not reach a verdict over Megaman’s role in the murder. A

retrial was soon ordered, but fell through when the jury was discharged in April,

leaving Megaman to go on trial for a third time.Best

known for their 2002 hit song "21 Seconds," So Solid Crew have faced

criticism for their frequent references to guns and violence.

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