Rapper Belo Ordered To Pay $8 Million To Victims Family
Incarcerated rapper Belo has been ordered to pay the family of a murdered man $8 million dollars over a 2002 slaying.
Belo, born Darnell Smith, is a member of Chicago rap group Do or Die.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Raynard Pinkston.
The family brought suit against Smith for his role in the murder, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October 2007.
Pinkston was murdered as the men were watching two other people fight.
Police said when Pinkston attempted to intervene, Smith shot him to death in the street.
Belo is best remembered for his role in the group Do or Die with group members AK-47 and Nard.
Their biggest hit record is the 1996 hit single Po Pimp, which was released on the album Picture This.