A trial date stays pending for a 23-year-old Vallejo rapper accused of fatally taking pictures a 26-year-old Vallejo man greater than three years in the past in a Fairfield residence.
George Harris — aka Lul G — who final appeared in Division 9 on Oct. 12 for a beforehand scheduled trial administration convention, heard Choose Carlos R. Gutierrez vacate it and the trial. The choose then rescheduled a readiness convention and trial setting for 8:30 am on Nov. 28 on the Justice Middle in Fairfield.
The trial, together with jury choice, is predicted to final 4 weeks, in keeping with court docket paperwork. Harris is represented by felony protection lawyer Claire J. White.
Solano County Sheriff’s Division data point out Harris, a rising star within the Bay Space and nationwide rap scene when accused of fatally taking pictures Rashied Flowers on July 24, 2019, was arrested on Sept. 21 in Clark County, Nev.
Harris is being held with out bail on the Stanton Correctional Facility in Fairfield. He pleaded not responsible at his jail arraignment on Sept. 23.
Rolling Stone journal and Pitchfork and XXL, amongst different web sites, first reported the arrest.
Court docket data present that the Solano County District Lawyer’s Workplace filed its criticism towards Harris, who has a previous felony conviction, on Aug. 29.
Movies screened through the second day of a June 2021 preliminary listening to for Harris confirmed the sufferer, wounded and hunched over in ache, coming into the kitchen of a Fairfield residence, and the alleged shooter briefly coming into the kitchen, screaming whereas him.
Questioned on the witness stand by Deputy District Lawyer Invoice Ainsworth, who leads the prosecution, Fairfield Police Sgt. Robert Piro described what was taking place in a number of clips retrieved from cameras in or close to the Venetian Drive residence.
Within the first, as Piro narrated, a Ring.com digital camera on the five-bedroom residence’s entrance porch captured Harris, wearing all white, strolling towards the entrance door, the deal with of a semi-automatic handgun seen as he walked into the house after two different males within the early night hours of July 24.
Within the second clip, Flowers could be seen coming into the kitchen, wounded, then strolling to a chair and sitting down simply earlier than the defendant enters the kitchen from the storage, the place the taking pictures reportedly occurred.
And the third video, captured from a digital camera at a close-by residence, confirmed folks loading Flowers right into a white Vary Rover parked on the road in entrance of the house.
Piro, a member of the division’s investigations unit on the time of the taking pictures, testified that Harris and others had gathered on the residence to presumably file a rap video.
However Flowers wished to play an unspecified “cube recreation” and the others, together with Harris, joined within the playing, which occurred within the storage.
As Harris misplaced cash to Flowers, then allegedly snorted cocaine “off his hand,” stated Piro, an altercation between the 2 ensued with Harris, added Piro, calling Flowers “a bitch.”
As passions rose, folks within the storage believed Harris and Flowers had been going to begin a combat, he stated. Sooner or later, Harris is believed to have fired a single shot, hanging Flowers within the stomach.
Piro testified that Harris, who reportedly had been consuming alcohol on the day of the taking pictures, was “screaming and crying” after the taking pictures and stated that he was sorry.
Some weeks handed earlier than Piro heard that Harris had been arrested in Las Vegas on Sept. 10, and was within the Clark County Detention Facility. He flew there the identical day and Harris was later extradited to Solano County.
Ainsworth known as Dr. Arnold Josselson, the longtime Fairfield pathologist who carried out autopsies, to the witness stand.
Upon analyzing the physique two days after the taking pictures, Josselson stated a “single gunshot wound” to Flowers’ physique was deadly, with the “medium-caliber” bullet passing by components of the small gut and ending up in his proper hip space. The bullet additionally pierced one among Flowers’ two iliac arteries, the arteries that cut up off from the aorta, the human physique’s essential artery, with the sufferer dying from lack of blood.
Harris gained fame as a member of Vallejo rap group SOB x RBE and was a part of the group when it had a breakout spot with “Paramedic!” on the “Black Panther” movie soundtrack in 2018, curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Harris left SOB x RBE in 2018, later signing a take care of Def Jam data.
Rolling Stone reported that Harris allegedly had been on probation since age 17 for armed theft and gun prices, however the DA’s criticism solely referred to a previous unspecified conviction.
If discovered responsible at trial of first-degree homicide, Harris might obtain a jail time period of 25 years to life, and sure extra time for utilizing a firearm and the prior felony conviction.