On Friday, Brooklyn federal prosecutors announced that the man accused of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay has picked up two new charges.
Karl Jordan Jr., 36, faces one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and use of firearms in connection with a drug-trafficking crime.
However, the new charges don’t stem from the 2002 execution-styling shooting of the hip-hop legend, whose legal name was Jason Mizell.
Jordan allegedly shot the legend in the head over a drug deal gone bad with his co-defendant Ronald Washington’s help.
According to the feds, Jam Master Jay acquired some cocaine that he was planning on selling with Washington, but he allegedly cut Washington out of the deal at the last minute, which prompted him to turn on his partner to seek revenge.
Jordan and Washington were arrested in August 2020 and held without bail 18 years after the killing. They each face significant prison time if convicted. However, Jordan faces a minimum of five additional years in prison if found guilty.