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Two Men Convicted In Murder Of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay


FILE -Run-D.M.C.’s Jason Mizell, Jam-Master Jay, poses with teenagers gathered at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Oct. 7, 1986, in New York. Two men were convicted of murder Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 in the death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, a brazen 2002 shooting in the rap legend’s studio. An anonymous Brooklyn federal jury delivered the verdict in the trial of Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington.(AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)

Two New York men have been found guilty in the 2002 murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay. Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted on charges of murder and drug trafficking. Jay, real name Jason Mizell, was murdered on Oct. 30th, 2002 at his recording studio in Queens.  Prosecutors say Jordan and Washington shot him at close range in a “cold-blooded murder” over a cocaine deal. Both face a minimum of 20 years to life, and could be subject to the death penalty.

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