Two Men Found Guilty in Murder of Jam Master Jay

Two men from Queens, Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington, have been found guilty on all counts in the murder of Jam Master Jay, a member of the iconic hip-hop group Run-DMC. The verdict was reached in a Brooklyn court on [date]. Jordan, also known as “Little D” and “Noid,” and Washington, also known as “Tinard,” were charged with murder while engaged in narcotics trafficking and firearm-related murder for the fatal shooting of Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell.

The trial, which began on January 29, saw prosecutors argue that Mizell was murdered by Jordan and Washington because he was allegedly planning to exclude them from a cocaine distribution deal involving approximately 10 kilograms of cocaine. The defendants were allegedly going to be cut out of the lucrative deal after a drug dealer, Ralph Mullgrav, declined to work with Washington.

Prosecutors claimed that on October 30, 2002, Washington and Jordan entered Mizell’s recording studio, 24/7 Studio, in Jamaica, Queens. Washington allegedly pointed his firearm at an individual and demanded they lie on the floor, while Jordan fired two shots at Mizell at close range. One shot struck him in the head, proving fatal, while another hit him in the leg.

Both defendants had pleaded not guilty, and their defense attorneys argued during closing arguments that there was no physical evidence linking their clients to the shooting. They pointed to a third man who was also charged in the fatal shooting and is expected to face trial in 2025.

The guilty verdict brings a sense of closure to the case that has remained unsolved for nearly two decades. Mizell, known as Jam Master Jay, rose to fame as part of the pioneering hip-hop trio Run-DMC, which was founded in 1983 with Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and Darryl McDaniels. The group’s contributions to the genre led to their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and receiving rap’s first Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Author: CrimeDoor

3 Responses

  1. and Timothy Guest, were recently arrested and charged with the murder of a young woman, Megan Waterman, in 2010. This case highlights the importance of justice and the need for closure for the families of victims. As a blog commenter, my personal goal is to raise awareness about cold cases and unsolved crimes, in the hope that it will encourage people to come forward with any information they may have. I believe that everyone deserves justice, and by shedding light on these cases, we can help

  2. This is such an interesting post! I would love to help promote it by sharing it on my social media platforms or even on my own website. The story of Karl Jordan Jr. and his accomplice is definitely something that needs to be heard. Let me know how I can assist in spreading the word!

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