Ex-Girlfriend Implicates Max B In Murder Case
Gina Conway, the ex-girlfriend of rap star Max B., told authorities on Tuesday (January 13) that the former Dipset member masterminded a deadly 2006 robbery that left one man dead.
Conway was set to go on trial this week for her role in the shooting. Instead, she accepted a plea deal of manslaughter to avoid life imprisonment on a murder conviction.
At her March 21 sentencing, she faces a maximum of 18 years in prison on the admitted armed robbery and manslaughter charges.
The September 2006 armed robbery took place at the Fort Lee Holiday Inn along New Jersey's Route 4.
In her deal, Conway stated she was recruited by her ex-boyfriend Max. B (Charly Wingate) to rob David Taylor and Allan "Jay" Plowden.
The plot was allegedly hatched after Conway informed Max that the two men kept high amounts of cash on them.
Later, the rapper allegedly recruited a third conspirator in Kelvin Leerdam.
The night of the robbery, prosecutors charge that the group subdued Plowden at gunpoint with duct-tape.
Although they were able to retrieve $30,000 from the hotel room, the trio allegedly waited until Taylor arrived in hopes of stealing more money.
Once David Taylor arrived, he was killed execution-style with a shot to the head.
Both Max B. and Kelvin are charged with murder and face 30 years to life imprisonment if convicted.
Since being released on a reputed $2 million dollar bail in July 2007, Max B. has recorded several mixtapes and worked on his long-awaited official debut.
Max B.'s murder trial will be tried in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.
At press time, a date has not been announced.