New Jersey

NJ Man Pleads Guilty in Death of Aspiring Rapper

Authorities said the man got into a dispute over money with Jodeci Robinson at a homemade music studio, and drew a weapon

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What to Know

  • A New Jersey man accused of killing an aspiring rapper during a recording session has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter
  • Under terms of a plea agreement, Gloucester County prosecutors are to recommend a total of 14 years in prison at the August 2 sentencing
  • Authorities said Steele got into a dispute over money with 22-year-old Jodeci Robinson at a homemade music studio, and drew a weapon

A New Jersey man accused of killing an aspiring rapper during a recording session has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.

NJ.com reports that 23-year-old Marcel Steele of Deptford also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and a drug count.

Under terms of a plea agreement, Gloucester County prosecutors are to recommend a total of 14 years in prison when Steele is sentenced Aug. 2.

Authorities 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.

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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