Jimmy Henchman Associates Charged With Murdering 50 Cent's Friend
(AllHipHop News) Two men associated with music manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond have been charged with the murder of an associate of superstar rapper 50 Cent, after he allegedly smacked Rosemond’s teenaged son in March of 2007.
Lowell “Lodi Mac” Fletcher was gunned down in September of 2009, shortly after he was released from prison for assaulting Rosemond’s son with G-Unit associate, Tony Yayo.
Federal investigators believe that Rosemond hired two men to murder Fletcher in retaliation for the assault on his son, which occurred on West 25th street in Manhattan, just blocks away from Violator Management, which handles the careers of 50 and Tony Yayo.
Henchman’s son was wearing a Czar Entertainment shirt and walking to the offices of Rosemond’s Czar Entertainment, which is on the same street as Violator’s headquarters.
Fletcher along with Tony Yayo were accused of accosting and smacking Rosemond’s son.
Fletcher was sentenced to jail time for his role in the assault, while Tony Yayo received probation for harassment charges.
Fletcher was shot and killed in the Bronx, just weeks after he was released from prison.
Now, two men associated with the Rosemond’s cocaine dealing operation are accused of carrying out the hit on Fletcher.
Rodney Johnson, 37 and Brian McLeod, 40, were hired by persons known and unknown to murder Fletcher, in exchange for drugs.
The news of the murder charges comes as federal authorities investigate Rosemond, who is currently a fugitive on the run for cocaine distribution charges.
Rosemond is accused of trafficking hundreds-of-kilos of cocaine through various recording studios and using overnight delivery services to ship the proceeds back to the West coast.
Sources also told AllHipHop.com that Rosemond could be hit a RICO charge, due to his alleged ongoing criminal activities over the past 15 years.
Another source told AllHipHop.com that Fletcher’s murderers could have ties to the Jam Master Jay case.
A number of incidents are being investigated as part of the investigation into Rosemond, who has handled the careers of artists like Groove Theory, Brandy, Gucci Mane and The Game, whom he managed through the most tumultuous period of his career, shortly after his split with 50 Cent’s G-Unit.
Game and Rosemond spearheaded the “G-Unot” campaign during the feud, which climaxed with a shooting in front of Hot 97 that left one man from California wounded.
Shortly afterwards, 50 Cent and Game publicly ended their feud, although incidents of violence continued to occur in the years after.
In March of 2007, G-Unit cohorts Tony Yayo and an associate named Fletcher, were accused of striking Rosemond’s son, who was 14-years-old at the time.
In April of 2007, Tony Yayo’s mother’s house was sprayed with bullets, although no one was arrested for the incident.
In May of 2008, a Dix Hills, Long Island mansion that was the center of a dispute between 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins burnt down, with Tompkins, 50 Cent’s son Marquis and four other people inside.
In a previous interview, before the murder charges were unsealed, Violator CEO Chris Lighty spoke about the drug case relating to Henchman.
“I can’t really worry about what’s happening in his world,” Chris Lighty told AllHipHop.com. “I can only worry about what’s happening in mine….no real comment. Nobody wishes the feds on anybody because they’re ugly beasts. It is what it is.”