Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Convict: Jimmy Henchman Paid Me $2500 to Shoot Tupac

Who shot ya? Dexter Isaac -- who's currently serving a life sentence for murder in a Brooklyn, NY jail -- has confessed to shooting rapper Tupac Shakur on Nov. 30, 1994. The day before the verdict in his sexual abuse trial was to be announced, Shakur was robbed and shot five times (twice in the head, twice in the groin and once in one hand) by two armed men in army fatigues after entering the lobby of Quad Recording Studios in NYC. He said At the time, he accused Sean "Puffy" Combs, record exec Andre Harrell, and Biggie of setting him up. He was partly right. In a statement to, Dexter said James "Jimmy Henchman" Richmond paid him $2500 to shoot Tupac 17 years ago -- and Puffy was in on the plan. It's worth mentioning that there's currently an arrest warrant out for Jimmy Henchman, who's CEO of Czar Entertainment and manages The Game, etc. He's wanted by the DEA and federal marshals in connection with his alleged leadership of a cocaine trafficking ring. Here's Dexter's statement implicating himself in the shooting.
My name is Dexter Isaac. On Monday, May 23, 2011, James Rosemond released a statement in which he named myself and another individual, a Mr. Winston Harris (who I do not know), as government informants. I would like to clear the record on that statement: I have never been a rat for anybody and I do not have any deals nor was I made any promises by any government agency for information on Mr. Rosemond. Mr. Rosemond has crucified good reporters like Chuck Philips, at the LA Times, and Alison Gendar, at the Daily News, for telling the truth about him and his activities. He claims they had no proof that he was a rat for the government, which is an outright lie, because Mr. Rosemond, you signed a proffer agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office in New York on 10-20-1998. Mr. Rosemond, I have copies of your presentence report from North Carolina dated 1-13-1997 and other documents about you working with the government sending people you befriended to prison so you can maintain your own freedom. I have met with individuals on whom Mr. Rosemond has told.

Jimmy, I say to you: I have kept your secrets for years. You have never been arrested because of me, or anyone of our friends because of me. How dare you call me an informant! I have stayed silent in prison for the past 13 years, doing a life sentence like a real soldier should, when you and everybody have turned your backs on me. I have never gotten any help nor asked for any help from you or anyone since being locked up.

As a matter of fact, when I was first notified a couple years ago that the feds and Chuck Philips were investigating you, I wrote you and sent you everything they sent me. I kept it real with you because that's what real G's do. Anyway, that was before I found out that you were, in fact, already a turncoat rat for the government. Mr. Rosemond, if I was an informant like you, I would've been home years ago with my family, not doing life in prison.

Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I'm just plain tired of listening to your lies.

In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob 2Pac Shakur at the Quad Studio. He gave me $2,500, plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring, which he wanted for himself. It was the biggest of the two diamond rings that we took. He said he wanted to put the stone in a new setting for his girlfriend at the time, Cynthia Ried. I still have as proof the chain that we took that night in the robbery.

Now I'm not going to talk about my friend Biggie's death or 2Pac's death, but I would like to give their mothers some closure. It's about time that some one did, and I will do so at a different time. Jimmy, you and Puffy like to come off all innocent-like, but as the saying goes: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

Mr. Rosemond, I ask you: Are you going to flip on Puffy when the feds get you? To save yourself like you have done in the past? Because that's what a rat does. So in closing, we shall see who the rat is, in the near future.

If anyone has any questions regarding these statement or just want to be a friend to a real Soldier fighting for his freedom in prison feel free to write me at:

Dexter Isaac - #49733-053 MDC Brooklyn PO Box 329002 Brooklyn, NY 11232
The shooting took place two years before Tupac was murdered on Sept. 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, by two unnamed assailants. Tomorrow (June 16) would have been his 40th birthday. Here's a video of Tupac speaking about the shooting.

Sidebar: The story about Jimmy orchestrating the shooting is nothing new. Way back in 2008, the Los Angeles Times, citing FBI records, published an article which implicated Puffy and suggested he was instrumental with setting up the ambush and Jimmy Henchman planned it. Which is what Dexter says. But the story went on to say that it was Biggie's associates who led Tupac to the studio with the sole purposes of killing him. Apparently, they offered Tupac $7,000 to record a track at the studio where Puffy and 40 of Bad Boy associates were also recording that night. Ten days later, Puffy swooped down on the Times and demanded they issue an apology -- which they did. Apparently the FBI documents the paper cited, were forged. Despite this, Tupac held a grudge against Puffy and Biggie until the day he died. That beef multiplied ten-fold when Biggie released the hotly-debated track, "Who Shot Ya?", in 1995 -- which many believed was directed at Tupac. Biggie said the song was written months before Tupac's shooting. Now, with Dexter's confession, things are only gonna get interesting. We're popping popcorn as we speak. [via]

Update: Jeffrey Lichtman -- who's Jimmy Henchman attorney -- tells the AP, his client didn't hire anyone to rob and shoot Tupac.

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