(Gossip-Grind News) Baton Rouge Rapper Mista Cain Acquitted Of Murder:
Baton Rouge based rapper Samuel “Mista Cain” Nicholas was acquitted of murder Friday in the 2012 shooting death of an 18-year-old man and the attempted murder of another man.
Nicholas along with Essence Dyson and Chattley Chesterfield were all standing trial in the murder of Jordan Key. Key was shot to death at a red light in the 3000 block of College Drive in Baton Rouge, La.
An East Baton Rouge Parish jury, however, convicted the accused triggerman, Chattley Chesterfield, 21, and an accomplice, Essence Dyson, 24, each of second-degree murder and aggravated battery.
The case involves the slaying of Jordan Key and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of a 19-year-old man who was driving the car in which Key was a passenger.
Prosecutor Dana Cummings argued to the East Baton Rouge Parish jury earlier Friday that Nicholas, Chesterfield and Dyson — all members of what Cummings called the “Cain Music Mafia” — were on a “hunting expedition” on June 30, 2012, and their prey was 18-year-old Key.
“They were stalking him,” she said.
Nicholas’ attorney, Tommy Damico, called the prosecution of Nicholas a “witch hunt” and said the rapper was the target of that hunt. Damico argued prosecutors had tunnel vision when it came to the rapper.
“They’re so anxious to go after a named rapper,” he told the jury. (The Advocate)