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According to AllHipHop, Karl “Lil D” Jordan and Ronald “Tinard” Washington, the two gunmen indicted in Jam Master Jay’s murder in August of 2020, will be heading to trial this Fall.
Prosecutors believe Jordan and Washington were the two gunmen who killed Jay inside his recording studio in Queens, New York, on October 30th, 2002 over a drug dispute.
AllHipHop is reporting that “the Feds claim the motive for the killing resulted from Jam Master Jay’s previous acquisition of 10 kilograms of cocaine from a narcotic supplier allegedly affiliated with the Black Mafia Family, located in the Midwest.
The drugs were supposed to be distributed in Maryland by Washington, Jordan, and other unnamed co-conspirators.
Washington was supposedly cut out of the drug dealing operation in Maryland, which led to the murder conspiracy.”
The jury selection for the case will begin on September 22nd, 2022. After selecting jurors, opening statements and testimony will begin Monday, September 26th, 2022. However, if there are scheduling complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a backup trial date will be set for February 2023.
The government expects the trial to last approximately two weeks.