A representative for incarcerated Hip-Hop executive James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has issued a statement on the entertainment mogul’s recent indictment on murder charges stemming from the 2009 killing of 32-year-old Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.
Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez told AllHipHop that “this new indictment is no surprise, we heard it was a possibility. His family and supporters are standing by Jimmy and we’ll let his attorneys do their job.”
Fletcher, an associate of G-Unit and purported lieutenant of a Queens, NY, faction of the Bloods street gang, was gunned down on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx on Sept. 27, 2009.
Police believe that his killing was retaliation for a 2007 incident in which Fletcher and rapper Tony Yayo accosted and assaulted Rosemond’s 14-year-old son for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of Czar Entertainment, the management company Rosemond owned and which represented California rapper Game — with whom the G-Unit crew was feuding at the time. Police said that Fletcher pulled a gun on the teen while Yayo slapped him in the face, but Fletcher later told police that he’d hit the boy. Yayo’s assault charge was dropped, while Fletcher plead guilty to the misdemeanor and subsequently served a nine-month sentence concurrently with a two-and-a-half year sentence on a separate drug charge.
Fletcher was killed two weeks after being paroled from prison.
Rosemond, 47, is currently in a Brooklyn jail cell awaiting sentencing after his June 4 conviction on 13 counts including cocaine distribution, conspiracy, witness tampering, money laundering and firearms possession. He is facing life in prison.
Prosecutors are not expected to seek the death penalty for the murder charge.