Run-DMC’s DJ Jam Master Jay’s Killers Convicted Of The 2002 Murder

Two men have been found guilty of the murder of Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, more than two decades after he was shot and killed in his Queens recording studio. After weeks of testimony, jurors at the Eastern Division of New York U.S. District Court in Brooklyn rendered the much-anticipated verdict on Tuesday.

Karl Jordan, Jr., who is known to be Mizell’s godson, is accused of pulling the trigger that murdered the DJ, the New York Times reported. Additionally, Ronald Washington and Jordan were found guilty by federal prosecutors of killing each other in retaliation for being left out of a narcotics deal.

The men, according to the prosecution, enlisted Jay Bryant, a third individual, whose trial is scheduled for 2026. Mizell was murdered on October 30, 2002, when he was 37 years old. According to a number of reports, Mizell went to the drug trade as his popularity with Run-DMC started to wane.

A masked shooter identified as Jordan shot him once in the head at close range using a.40 caliber handgun. While Mizell and his friend Uriel “Tony” Rincon were playing video games at the time of the shooting, Rincon was struck by another bullet. Official sentence is not yet scheduled, but Jordan and Washington both face a minimum of 20 years.

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