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Man Gets Prison Over Killing Aspiring Rapper Who Told Him to ‘Chill’

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What to Know

  • A New Jersey man accused of killing an aspiring rapper during a recording session is heading to prison.
  • Marcel Steele received a 14-year sentence on Monday in the manslaughter of Jodeci Robinson.
  • Authorities said Steele got into a dispute over money with Robinson at a homemade music studio and drew his gun after being told to "chill."

A South Jersey man who fatally shot an aspiring rapper during a recording session in now headed to state prison.

Marcel Steele received a 14-year sentence on Monday. The 23-year-old Deptford man had pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter, aggravated assault and a drug count.

Authorities have said Steele and 22-year-old Jodeci Robinson were at a Deptford home recording music on a makeshift studio Steele had set up in a bedroom when they got into a dispute over money in November 2018.

Authorities said Robinson withdrew cash from an ATM and they returned to the house, but Steele again asked for his money and drew a weapon when Robinson told him to "chill."

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