Two Suspects Arrested in Slaying of BET Host DJ Megatron

Apr 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

New York authorities have arrested two suspects in the shooting death of DJ Megatron, the New York Daily News reported.

William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, were reportedly ID’d by video surveillance equipment at the scene of the killing in Staten Island, and were also allegedly identified by witnesses.

They’re accused of stalking Megatron, whose real name is Corey McGriff, and gunning him down on the street about a block from his home around 2 a.m. on March 27.

McGriff, 32, was a rising star in hip-hop who was making a name for himself as host of the BET music show “106 & Park.”

Prosecutors said the two suspects confessed to the killing, with Williams saying he fired the shot that killed McGriff. The pair appeared in court Thursday, pleading not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. They were being held without bail, according to the report.

Cromwell allegedly stole McGriff’s watch during the shooting.

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