Take note, just because a rapper spits bars about the Lord, it doesn’t mean he or she won’t body you, literally. A Christian rapper allegedly ran over and killed a music producer after an argument.
Ryan Anthony Salandy, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of William Dean McDaniel, 21. Police say Salandy admitted to striking McDaniel with his car in the Clarksburg neighborhood of Maryland after the two had gotten into an argument on Friday, September 25.
Reportedly, the heated exchange was over music.
Reports NBC Washington:
Salandy is a Christian rapper and college student, friends and family who prayed outside the courthouse in Rockville said Monday afternoon. He and McDaniel are believed to have known each other and argued over a transaction related to a music recording, Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks said.
“Investigators believe there was some relationship where Mr. McDaniel was formatting or doing something with music given to him by Mr. Salandy,” he said.
A charging document shows Salandy’s mother called police after the deadly crash, telling them where they could find her son.
The prosecutor had requested Salandy be held without bond, arguing he was a risk to the community and that he struck McDaniel on purpose. Salandy’s lawyer, Luis Gomez, said his client — who had no criminal record — was not a threat to the community or a flight risk.
McDaniel was found unconscious around 12:30 p.m. Friday, lying in the roadway in the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses saw Salandy and McDaniel arguing. Salandy drove away, but came back shortly, striking his victim with his car.
A Saab with a broken windshield was found in the driveway of the home where Salandy was arrested.
Whatever they were arguing about, it couldn’t have been that deep that it should have left a person dead.
[H/T Raw Story]
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