(AllHipHop News) This week the murder trial of of slain New Jersey rapper E-9 continues on as his alleged killers face murder charges.
According to nj.com, up and coming New Jersey rapper E-9, born Eric Andrews, was shot in a barbershop while watching a football game on December 29, 2013 by two brothers, Antwan and Zaire Cromedy.
The nature of the conflict rests on a dice game gone wrong according to Cromedy’s attorneys, who say that E-9 was the “bank,” holding the money.
While tussling with E-9, Antwan Cromedy is said to have pulled out a knife while giving a handgun to Zaire Cromedy with commands to shoot Andrews.
According to reports, E-9 was shot after Zaire Cromedy allegedly fired one shot killing E-9.
The two brothers were later indicted on first-degree murder, possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose and the unlawful possession of a handgun.
Antwan Cromedy was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon for brandishing his knife during the altercation.
Now just a few years after the untimely death of E-9, his friend 6FO, an AllHipHop Breeding Ground artist and frequent collaborator is speaking about the trial.
“I pray that his father and the rest of us can finally receive closure,” 6FO told AllHipHop in an exclusive interview.
“Its rough man, the trial is just now starting and it’s bringing up stuff that was almost 2 or 3 years ago. Now to hear all of this play-by-play with pictures and blood and bullet wounds, it’s tough. Then on top of that, it’s not your typical situation of war. Families know each other and it’s just messed up man. It was in a barbershop and people are taking a stand saying they didn’t see who shot who. We will see – we are going to put it in God’s hands. Whatever God wants is what it will be,” 6FO explained.
In addition to a lack of witnesses, there are allegedly questions about the potential of perjury amongst the witnesses after some of them have taken back previous statements.
“If you a civilian, be a civilian; if you a street ngga, be a street ngga,” 6FO added.
Amidst the trial 6FO is steadily working on music and was recently filmed with French Montana preparing new music and paying homage to E-9 (see below).
More news as details emerge.