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Editorial: Shyheim Is Found Guilty Of Manslaughter & Weapon Charges

New York rapper Shyheim Franklin has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter as well as a weapon-possession charge. The manslaughter charge was the result of a New Years Day hit-and-run on Staten Island.

AllHipHop reports Shyheim was accused on speeding through a stop sign around 5 a.m. that morning. He ended up crashing into a car and killing Felipe Avila Olea before hitting another parked vehicle. According to authorities, the emcee/actor then fled the scene on foot, but left his blood and watch in the borrowed Volvo S80 he was driving.

The weapon charge stemmed from police discovering a loaded gun in Shyheim’s apartment in April of 2013. Shyheim previously served a two-year sentence for an attempted-robbery conviction.

Shyheim burst onto the Hip Hop scene at 14 years old when he released his debut album ‘AKA The Rugged Child‘. The Wu-Tang Clan affiliate went on to drop several more projects including 2009′s ‘Disrespectfully Speaking‘. He also appeared in the films “In Too Deep” and “Finding Forrester“.

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