Prosecutors will not be seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing Pop Smoke.
Corey Walke appeared in court for his re-arraignment and was ordered back to enter his updated plea once prosecutors file the paperwork confirming their decision.
“Our office is not going to be seeking death on this case, but we are going to be asking for a lot,” Deputy DA Hilary Williams per New York Daily News.
In May a female witness, she said one of the men pressed a black semiautomatic firearm to her forehead while the rapper was in the shower.
“She heard a struggle coming from the shower area and heard Mr. Jackson screaming. Mr. Jackson ran out of the bathroom and then she heard a loud pop and [heard] Mr. Jackson fall to the ground,” Det. Christian Carrasco said in court. “Two other individuals began to kick him. Mr. Jackson gets up and run downstairs. She hears two more pops. She follows Mr. Jackson, sees him on the ground and screams for Michael (Durodola) to call 911.”
Three juvenile males have also been charged with his murder.