Brooklyn rapper Ronald "Ra Diggs" Herron was really telling the truth about the murders he rapped about, so much so that federal prosecutors have charged Ra Diggs with three brutal slayings after he bragged about them on Twitter and Facebook.
A Brooklyn Federal Court grand jury indicted him on Monday for the murders, which prosecutors say are connected to his drug enterprise in the Gowanus Houses.
According to the NY Daily News, Herron, a gang-leader who made YouTube clips extolling his murderous crew, could face the death penalty if found guilty.
One charge is for the June 16, 2001, slaying of Frederick Brooks - a rap he beat in state Supreme Court when two witnesses refused to testify against him after his associates threatened them.
Herron later boasted on the Internet that he "beat a body" referring to Brooks, authorities said.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday that Herron’s "tweets were premature.”
Herron's drug gang is allegedly affiliated with the "Murderous Mad Dog" branch of the Bloods street gang, according to prosecutors Shreve Ariel and Carter Burwell.
Herron posted YouTube videos claiming he was the leader of a "murder team" and depicting himself as wearing body armor and firing handguns, court papers state.
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said-
"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,"
Herron has been in jail on federal drug charges since October 2010.