Two men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay 22 years after his death

Superstar producer Jam Master Jay was murdered outside his recording studio in 2002. And for over twenty years his murder had gone unsolved. But on Tuesday his family and loved ones finally got justice. Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted of murder.

“Two men were found guilty of murder Tuesday in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, a brazen 2002 shooting at the rap legend’s studio. An anonymous federal jury in Brooklyn returned the verdict in the trial of Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington,” writes The Huffington Post.

“Mizell was shot to death in his studio in front of witnesses on October 30, 2002. Like the murders of rap icons Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in the late 1990s, the Mizell case remained open for years. Authorities were inundated with clues, rumors and theories, but had difficulty getting witnesses to come clean.”

Fans react to Jam Master Jay’s murder conviction

Jam Master Jay was one of the stars of the iconic rap group Run DMC. Naturally, even after his death, his fans continued to raise his name and demand justice for him. Following the verdict, fans expressed their opinion on social media.

“D–– it only took 22 years, but I guess better late than never,” one user said.

“It was time. It’s been too long and it’s so sad to know it was those so close to home. That is wrong. I pray that the family has the closure they needed and that the power in which they rested multiplies,” another user added.

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“It only took 22 years to get justice,” added another.

Run DMC Star involved in drug trafficking ring

Jam Master Jay’s death was one that turned the hip-hop world upside down due to its shocking nature. His death seemingly came out of nowhere. But discovery in the case revealed that the hip-hop pioneer had been involved in a drug ring to cover up his debt.

“According to prosecutors and trial testimony, he racked up debts after the group’s heyday and worked as a cocaine broker to cover his bills and his usual generosity to friends,” The Huffington Post added.

“Prosecution witnesses testified that in Mizell’s final months, he had a plan to acquire 10 kilograms of cocaine and sell them through Jordan, Washington, and a Baltimore-based trafficker. But the Baltimore connection refused to work with Washington, according to testimony. According to prosecutors, Washington and Jordan pursued Mizell out of revenge, greed and jealousy.”

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