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Four charged with murder, could face Death Penalty of the late rapper Pop Smoke

Two adults and two teenagers were charged with murder on Monday (July 13),

And while the death penalty is in play prosecutors haven't decided yet to seek it. In the shooting death of Brooklyn-rapper Pop Smoke inside a Hollywood Hills home earlier this year.

4 charged with murder in Hollywood Hills home-invasion killing of rapper Pop Smoke

The adult defendants — 19-year-old Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers, 18 — could face the death penalty if convicted on the allegation that the murder occurred during a burglary, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

The criminal complaint also includes gang and gun allegations, according to prosecutors.

The two teen defendants, ages 17 and 15, each face one count of murder and robbery, the DA’s office said.

The 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, died at his Hollywood Hills home on February 19 of a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. A 911 call from a friend of someone in the house reported armed intruders inside the home, police said.


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