Brooklyn, New York rapper Ra Diggs has been charged with three counts of murder. At one point he even bragged about one of the murders on his Twitter account.
The emcee could be facing the death penalty for the murders. The murders are also apparently connected to his Gowanus Houses drug operation.
The charges extend back to June 2001 for the murder of Frederick Brooks, which he beat after two witnesses refused to testify against him. In a later slaying he bragged on Twitter saying he “beat a body.”
“His Tweets were premature,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch added, “Ronald Herron and his gang terrorized a Brooklyn community for more than a decade and he temporarily got away with murder by threatening and intimidating witnesses only to return to the streets of Brooklyn to kill and kill again.”