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Rapper Ra Diggs convicted of three murders after his videos were used as evidence

Waka Flocka Flame associate also guilty of drug dealing and racketeering

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Rapper Ra Diggs has been found guilty of three murders after his songs and videos were used as evidence against him.

A court in New York heard how Diggs' songs - several of which feature Waka Flocka Flame - were often straight retellings of his crimes. Diggs, real name Ronald Herron, was found guilty of a total of 21 charges as the jury heard he was a member of the long-standing Bloods gang. The 32-year-old is expected to receive life in prison when he is sentenced on October 1.

Diggs was found guilty of drug dealing and racketeering and his three victims, Victor Zapata, Richard Russo and Frederick Brooks, had links to drugs. Diggs had been acquitted of Brooks' murder in 2001, amid reports of witness intimidation.

Convicted murderer and fellow drug dealer Saquan Wallace told the court that Diggs ordered the 15-stone Wallace to dress in drag as a disguise to get close to his victims before killing them.

New York Eastern District attorney Loretta Lynch said after Diggs' conviction:"Herron styled himself a rap artist, but the jury’s verdict makes clear who he really is: a drug dealer and murderer who sought power through fear and intimidation."

The video for Diggs' song 'Eulogy' can be seen below.



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