Cassidy A Suspect In Philadelphia Murder Case

    Five years after being released from prison on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, Cassidy has been named as a suspect in a murder case. North Jersey reported that he was arrested yesterday morning in Hackensack, N.J., on a parole violation. And a Hacksensack police officer told the news site that Cassidy is “also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia.”

     

    In March 2005, Cassidy was thrust even further into the mainstream with the release of his most successful single to date, the Jay-Z-sampling “I’m a Hustla.” But his career hit a serious roadblock in the ensuing months when the Philadelphia rapper was wanted on charges of murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons possession.

     

    Cassidy turned himself in to the authorities in June of that year. He would be convicted of involuntary manslaughter, for which he served eight months in prison. He was released in March 2006.