An inmate who is currently serving a life sentence for a unrelated crimes, confessed to All Hip Hop that he was involved in the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur. Dexter Issac claims that James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond paid him $2,500 to shoot the rapper in a Manhattan studio. Henchman is the former manager for the Game and is currently on the run from federal authorities for his alleged involvement in cocaine dealing.
Issac’s confession is not for the murder of the slain rapper, but rather the robbery and shooting of Tupac that left him bandaged and in a wheelchair during part of his trial for sexual assault. The incident set ablaze an already brewing East/West coast rap feud between Tupac and Biggie, ending with both rappers being shot to death later on in the ’90s.
Issac apologized to the the families of Pac and Biggie:
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” Dexter Isaac told AllHipHop.com from prison. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”
Why would Issac confess now? Well, the statute of limitations has run out for the shooting/robbery, so nobody could be prosecuted for it at this time and also, Isaac says he was upset that Henchman claimed he was some type of informant for the cocaine distribution case.
Click on the thumbnail below to view Isaac’s full confession:
Do you think this provides any measure of closure or solace to the two rappers’ families? Do you believe their killers will ever be brought to justice?