The story of Jimmy Henchman continues as his conviction for ordering the killing of a friend of 50 Cent was upheld last Friday.
However, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that James “Henchman” Rosemond was properly convicted of murder-for-hire charges.
Rosemond was accused of hiring a crew to kill an associate of the rap group G-Unit as payback for an assault on Rosemond’s son.
The associate, Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, was killed in the Bronx in 2009.
However, Rosemond’s lawyer argued that witnesses against him were only trying to reduce their own sentences.
The first ended in a mistrial with a hung jury. Rosemond was convicted at his second trial and sentenced to life in prison.
However, the judge was later found to have erred on one point, and a third trial was ordered. That also resulted in a conviction and life sentence, which Rosemond appealed.
He already was serving two life sentences for separate drug and gun convictions.
Rosemond was also accused by Tupac Shakur of the 1994 Quad Recording Studios shooting. Current inmate, Dexter Isaac, one of the self-confessed shooters involved came forward in 2018 claiming Henchman paid Tupac associate Stretch $2500 to orchestrate the attack.