BREAKING NEWS: Mac Minister Found Guilty in Double Homicide

Bay area rapper Mac Minister was found guilty today in the double murders of Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins and associate Jermaine ‘Cowboy” Atkins.Minister, real name Andre Dow and age 37, was convicted along with his friend Jason “Corleone” Mathis of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The trial lasted less than a week.Prosecutors claimed that Minister committed the crime in retaliation for the November 2004 murder of Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks, which sparked whisperings of potential gang warfare between Kansas City and Bay Area artists. While never charged, Fat Tone was rumored to be behind the Mac Dre killing.In May 2005, Fat Tone and Cowboy were ambushed in Las Vegas, arriving there based on a promise by an unspecified party to meet a representative for Snoop Dogg’s label.Their bodies were later found riddled with AK-47 bullets at a construction site outside of Las Vegas. MGM Grand security cameras documented Minister leaving the hotel with two men just hours before the slaying.Police immediately sought to question him, but the veteran rapper went on the lam, prompting a 10 month manhunt. The case was featured prominently on America’s Most Wanted before Mac’s capture on March 2, 2006.Mac Dre’s 2004 slaying remains officially unsolved.