On Wednesday Dec 15th, former Boad Boy Records rap artists G. Dep confessed to killing John Henkel in Harlem 17 years ago.
According to the NY Post, G. Dep who’s real name is Travell Coleman, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, the sources said.
“I shot and killed someone 17 years ago,” G. Dep told a cop in the station house.
As he continued to reveal more details of the Oct. 19, 1993, murder of John Henkel outside the James Weldon Johnson Houses — things only the killer would know — the officer reached out to investigators at the 23rd Precinct, where the crime took place.
G. Dep was charged with murder for the 1993 shooting, and is being held without bail.
A police source, in an attempt to explain why Dep would suddenly confess to the crime, said “It was just eating away at him.”
“My client is presumed innocent, and the case is going to grand jury,” said G-Dep’s lawyer, Michael Alperstein.
He was signed in 1998 to a $350,000, five-album deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. His first album, “Child of the Ghetto,” was released in 2001. The song “Let’s Get It” featured G-Dep trading rhymes with Combs and fellow Bad Boy artist Black Rob.
A spokewoman said G. Dep no longer has ties with “Bad Boy Records”.