Photo: The Kidd Creole
Originally published by TMZ:
“The Kidd Creole — a rap pioneer from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five — has been convicted in the stabbing death of a homeless man.
Manhattan D.A. Alvin L. Bragg Jr. announced Wednesday a New York supreme court jury found the rap legend guilty of first-degree manslaughter.
As we reported … The Kidd Creole was arrested and charged back in August 2017 in connection with a homeless man’s fatal stabbing in NYC.
The D.A. says prosecutors proved at trial The Kid Creole was walking past the homeless man on the street when the two exchanged words, with TKC walking past the man before eventually turning around, confronting him and stabbing him twice in the torso with a steak knife.
Prosecutors say a group of tourists discovered the man’s body in the street minutes after the stabbing, and he was transported to a hospital where he died of his stab wounds.
The D.A. says The Kidd Creole left the scene and fled 2 blocks away to his office, where he changed clothes and cleaned the knife in a sink. Prosecutors say TKC left the office after about 15 minutes, boarded the subway and tossed the knife in a sewer near a Bronx subway station, which was recovered the next day by NYPD officers, leading to his arrest.
The Kidd Creole is expected to be sentenced May 4.”