One of the main suspects in the murder of Run-DMC group member Jam Master Jay was sentenced to 17-years in prison yesterday (April 22) for a series of robberies.
According to the New York Daily News, Ronald “Tinard” Washington was sentenced to the lengthy prison stay due to prior offenses.
Prosecutors originally sought a lengthier stay in prison due to a previous murder Washington committed, as well as his alleged involvement in a plot to murder one of the worlds most well known DJs.
Washington, a longtime friend of Jam Master Jay, allegedly confessed to being one of the two gunman who came into Jays 24/7 Recording Studio in Hollis, Queens, on October 30, 2002 and shot the pioneering DJ to death.
While he allegedly admitted to his role, the second gunman who allegedly pulled the trigger remains at large.
Washingtons lawyer said federal agents and local police have no clue who killed the DJ. “If the government had a case, they’d bring it,” Washingtons lawyer Susan Kellman told The New York Daily News. “The reality is, they have no idea who [killed Jam Master Jay].”