Death penalty ruled out for man suspected of murdering rapper Pop Smoke

Prosecutors have said they will not seek the death penalty for the man who has been charged with the murder of rapper Pop Smoke. The man and three minors have been charged with the murder of the late New York rapper.

One of the suspects, who has been identified as 20-year-old Corey Walker, could face the maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if found guilty, authorities said.

Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty due to the policies of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

The late rapper, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, took top honors at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards last month, including the Top 200 Album award.


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2 men and 2 minors accused of the murder of rapper Pop Smoke

The rapper was shot dead on February 19, 2020 during a burglary at a Hollywood Hills home. He was 20 years old.

Records indicated the house was an Airbnb and was owned by former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband Edwin Arroyave.


The suspects were due to be brought to justice on Wednesday. However, it was postponed until next month.

Pop Smoke’s posthumous second album is slated for release on July 16.

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