A cold case from 2007 may finally come to a close thanks to some rap lyrics about the murder.
According to the Daily Press, 22-year-old Antwain Steward, who raps under the name Twain Gotti, was arrested this month and charged with two counts of murder. Steward allegedly killed Brian Dean, 20, and Christopher Horton, 16, on May 10, 2007 Newport News, Virginia.
Steward wasn’t arrested until this month, however, when a police officer noticed that one of Gotti’s lyrics referenced the crime.
Here are the lyrics: “Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, told ya [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya.”
Steward was 16 in 2007 and was not initially considered a suspect. Witnesses did say, however, that Steward had a fight with Horton shortly before the shooting.
The case went cold when police couldn’t gather enough evidence but was reopened in 2011 when the case was handed to a different department. Robbery detective C. Nunez uncovered one of Steward’s rap videos and believes that Twain Gotti may have tied himself to the crime.
The video containing the incriminating lyrics is no longer available on YouTube. Here’s the singer’s video for Hip Full Of gun.
Steward has been charged with two counts of murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges. He is currently being held without bond at Newport News City Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 2.
Twain Gotti’s rap lyrics may have led to murder charges but that doesn’t mean that the singer is guilty.
Don’t believe that BS
— BEARTRAPPIN GOTTI (@TwainGotti) July 30, 2013