District Judge Colleen McMahon on Friday (March 7) announced that the jury in the James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond murder trial was deadlocked and could not come to a final verdict. The trial which ended in a mistrial officially commenced on February 10th.
The trial that revealed the rift between both G-Unit and Czar Entertainment camps took 3 weeks.
Rosemond and his codefendant Rodney Johnson are reportedly accused of setting up the murder of G-Unit associate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher in 2009 as payback for assaulting Rosemond’s son in broad daylight in the streets of Manhattan.
There was a series of violent altercations which include the shootings of Tony Yayo’s Bentley automobile, Violator Management offices and a scuffle between Rosemond and 50 Cent’s then manager Chris Lighty and the slashing of Lighty’s brother according to a government witness.
J. Bruce Maffeo Rosemond’s defense attorney issued a statement to XXL. “Hung jury on all counts as to both defendants, both sides need some time to reevaluate their options although this was the government’s case to lose.”
Although he avoided a guilty charge on this one, even when retried on the same counts he will still serve the rest of his life in jail for cocaine trafficking charges.