Former Byrd Gang/Dipset associate, Max B, was recently found guilty on multiple felony murder conspiracy charges, stemming from a 2006 robbery turned fatal.
According to AOL’s BlackVoices, the rapper (real name: Charly Wingate) was found guilty — along with his brother — of nine out of 11 different counts they were being tried on.
Max’s ex-girlfriend, Gina Conway, testified for the prosecution in the rapper’s murder trial recently, in which she implicated the rapper in a 2006 murder/robbery in New Jersey that ended in the death of a 29-year-old man named David Taylor.
She said planned the robbery in a fit of jealousy after she informed him that her, then boyfriend, Allan Plowden bought her expensive gifts and “drove a $120,000 Mercedes Benz and routinely carried cash.”
Max then recruited his step-brother Kelvin Leerdam to rob Plowden’s Holiday Inn hotel room in New Jersey. During the robbery, Taylor was shot in the head, leading to the arrests of Conway, Leerdam and Max B.
In exchange for her testimony, Conway will avoid a life sentence and serve 18 years on armed robbery and manslaughter charges.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30. Max faces a life sentence for masterminding the crime.
Update: Max’s attorney released a statement to Miss Info, revealing plans to file for appeal “swiftly.” The rapper, himself, expects to be free sometime in the near future.
“Max B would like to first thank all his family, friends and fans that have supported him throughout this trial. Please don’t give up on him at this point. Although the jury has spoken and Max has been convicted of felony murder, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy a swift and successful appeal shall follow,” stated Gerald Saluti. “It is inconceivable that a jury would convict Max under the facts presented by the State. Even Gina Conway, the State’s own witness, testified that Max knew nothing of a robbery. Ms. Conway, a jilted lover and proven liar, said so at the trial itself.
“Max said after the verdict was read that he is confident that justice will eventually be served and he will be free. Max intends to continue putting out music for his fans while the appeal process grinds along. Although shocked by the verdict, Max remained grateful.”