23-Year-Old Man Charged In The Murder Of Atlanta Rapper Yung Teddy
Police in Georgia have charged a man believed to have gunned down rapper Justin “Yung Teddy” Mitchell earlier in the month, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.
Curley Dean Holden, goes by two different names, and is accused to shooting Mitchell as two women watched.
Holden is believed to have forced his way into the home where Mitchell was, holding a gun to one woman’s neck and pointing the firearm at another, before committing the murder.
The 23-year-old is also known as Willie Danyel Hunt and eluded authorities for nearly a month, before reportedly threatening another person’s life at a barbecue. “I want to break your jaw, and I’ll be happy,” Holden allegedly said while gripping his firearm.
He was arrested on Jan. 23, and charged with making terroristic threats. While in custody he was slapped with three counts of aggravated assault and murder, all stemming from Mitchell’s death. “The accused pointed a handgun in the direction of Mr. Mitchell and fired several times,” the arrest warrant reads.
Holden has been to prison twice before, the most recent of which resulted in a release last summer after serving 18 months on drug charges and making false statements. In 2009 he served roughly seven months behind bars on a separate drug conviction.
Less than a week after Mitchell’s death, police arrested a woman for sending him threats via text message. Mitchell posted screen shots of the correspondence online, and tweeted that someone wanted him dead, hours before he was shot.
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