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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in aspiring rapper’s death

July 1, 2019

DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A southern 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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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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