G-Dep speaks on feeling more free doing 15 years in prison after charging himself with murder.
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G. Dep got the minimum sentence.
He went to a police station in December 2010. He said that when he was about 17 to 19 years old, he’d fired at someone while trying to rob him on a street corner.
G-Dep must be sick right now sitting behind bars.
G-Dep confessed to a deadly shooting that had gone unsolved for 17 years, but has pleaded not guilty to murder in the New York case.
G-Dep entered his plea to murder and other charges Thursday.
Defendants generally plead not guilty early in their cases, even if they’ve confessed. G-Dep’s lawyer says he plans to analyze the rapper’s statements and other evidence to see what charges he believes fit the case.
Last Wednesday night, after years of living with the burden, G-Dep, 36, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, in which he fatally shot a Queens man outside an East Harlem housing project in 1993. Here’s the twist… G-Dep didn’t know the shooting victim died!
“I was surprised — for some reason, I really didn’t think that he died,” Dep told the Post from jail. “When they told me, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not going home after this.’ ” Manhattan District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Erin Duggan said Dep is charged with murder, and faces life in prison if convicted. Dep maintained that guilt drove him to confess to a crime that he initially appeared to get away with.
“I didn’t think about it,” he said of his thought process at the time of the shooting. “That’s just the life I was living back then. [But] I started to wonder if all the bad things that happened to me in my life were karma for what I did . . . you start to think ‘My happiness is because of someone else’s sadness.’ I thought that if I turned myself in, it might give me closure.”
By confessing, Dep went against the wishes of his family, and left others puzzled by his logic.
“I told my mom and my girlfriend that I wanted to confess, and they both told me to leave it in the past,” he said. “People in [jail] don’t understand how you can confess. I’m just trying to get right with God. The only thing I regret is that I have to leave my kids.”
It took nearly two decades, but the guilt of murder finally became too much for Trevell Coleman also known as G-Dep.
Wednesday night, after years of living with the burden, Coleman, 36, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, the sources said.
The career criminal — once signed to superstar rap mogul Shawn “Diddy” Combs’ record label — was just 18 when he fatally shot a Queens man outside an East Harlem housing project in 1993, police sources said.
“I shot and killed someone 17 years ago,” G-Dep told a cop in the station house.
As G-Dep continued to reveal more details of the Oct. 19, 1993, murder of John Henkel outside the James Weldon Johnson Houses — things only the killer would know — the officer reached out to investigators at the 23rd Precinct, where the crime took place.
“It was just eating away at him,” said a police source.
G-Dep, who grew up in the projects, told cops he was riding a bike when he rolled up on Henkel, 32, on Park Avenue and East 114th Street and announced a robbery.
Coleman told Detective William Dunn that Henkel resisted and grabbed his .40-caliber gun.
He allegedly admitted that he pulled away and shot his victim three times in the chest.