- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - A murder trial has started for Rapper G. Dep in a 1993 shooting in New York City.

The case was reopened when he walked into a police station in December 2010, saying he was the gunman in the death of John Henkel nearly 20 years ago.

G. Dep, born Trevell Coleman, has acknowledged confessing to the shooting but has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors on Tuesday told jurors they have evidence from the “most reliable” source _ the rapper himself.

His lawyers are expected to give their opening statements later in the day. They earlier suggested they may focus on the effects that drug use had on the rapper’s admission.

G. Dep got attention with “Special Delivery” and “Let’s Get It” in the early 2000s before the spotlight on him faded.



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