Jam Master Jay Murder Trial scheduled for 2023, suspect denied Bond


The fatal shooting of Jam Master Jay in 2002 sent shock waves throughout the Hip Hop community. Especially when learning that two people close to the late DJ have been arrested and charged for his murder.

20 years later, we are still awaiting justice as JMJ’s case had been unsolved for over 18 years.

According to All Hip-Hop, U.S. District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall denied a request to release Karl Jordan Jr, 38, on $1 million bail. His legal team cited the shooting suspect as being at high risk of catching COVID-19 while incarcerated because he has only one kidney.

Karl Jordan, Jr. and Ronald Washington allegedly conspired to kill Jay, born Jason Mizell because Washington was left out of a major drug deal Mizell acquired.

READ MORE: The alleged killers of Jam Master Jay will not face the death penalty.

Washington and Jordan have been indicted for their alleged roles in the beloved DJ’s 2020 death. Jordan faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of murder. His trial is scheduled for February 2023.

Prosecutors believe Jordan fired the shot that killed Jam Master Jay at his Queens recording studio on Oct. 30, 2002. Jordan and Washington have also been charged with murder, firearms and drugs.

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