DJ Megatron: Arrests Made in Murder of BET Host

Two men arrested for the murder of DJ Megatron
Two men arrested for the murder of DJ Megatron

The New York Daily News is reporting that two men have been arrested for the murder of BET host Corey "DJ Megatron" McGriff.  McGriff was murdered a block from his Staten Island, N.Y., home. Police learned yesterday that he was killed for his cash and a wristwatch given to him by his 11-year-old daughter. Police arrested William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, for the murder of the 32-year-old.


Joe Kemp of the Daily News reports that Williams and Cromwell approached McGriff on Osgood Ave. at about 2 a.m. on March 27. One of the men fired a single shot into DJ Megatron's chest, killing him, police said. The pair swiped a wad of cash from McGriff's pocket and the watch off his wrist.

"It was an inexpensive watch that his daughter gave him," his mother, Louvenia McGriff, told the Daily News from her Georgia home. "He loved it because she gave it to him," she said. McGriff's father, Leo, said that it's painful to know that their son was killed for so little.


Indeed it is — someone with so much hope and promise snuffed out over foolishness. Shaking our heads over here at The Root.

Read more at the Daily News.

In other news: LeBron's Mom Arrested in Car-Key Altercation. 

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