Damion Hardy, ex-boyfriend of Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim, could face the death penalty for the murders of six people. The judge in his case ruled this week that he would be forcibly medicated in order to comprehend the proceedings of his murder trial. The Brooklyn man suffers from severe schizophrenia.
The 37-year-old man used to head a Brooklyn drug operation called Cash Money Brothers, and all the murders are linked to his dealings within this organization. Four of the six murders were allegedly ordered by Hardy as retaliation for the murder of his younger brother at the hands of a rival operation. Hardy reportedly killed a witness to the murder of his rivals, and also an employee at a Brooklyn skating rink who kicked Hardy out.
Hardy has shown sociopathic leanings outside of the murders, calling himself a messiah and having a penchant for extreme violence. In jail he's been a monster, reportedly stabbing an inmate in the head with a sharpened comb, hitting a guard with a sock full of batteries, and re-filling a tube of toothpaste with feces and urine.
It is not clear how long Kim and Damion were together for, but it's fairly surprising they were together at all.