According to reports, jailed rapper G. Dep is now claiming he was in no way responsible for the murder of John Henkel nearly 20 years ago.
According to the New York Post:
"Right perp, wrong shooting. The rapper G. Dep has turned the tables on the same hard-ball-playing Manhattan prosecutors who wouldn't give him less than 15 years on his confession to a cold-case shooting. The rapper is taking his case to trial and insisting only now that while he was indeed a shooter, the DA has matched him to the wrong victim -- a tactic that has sent prosecutors scrambling to review their two-decade old Harlem shooting cases to prove they have it right. "Why are we here?" defense lawyer Anthony Ricco told a Manhattan Supreme Court jury. "You have to decide whether he is guilty of the crimes charged.""
Jury selection took place earlier this week, but the Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment.
Last year, G. Dep turned down an opportunity to plead guilty on murder charges.