The man charged with the murder of rapper Pop Smoke, Corey Walker, claims he voiced opposition to any violence towards the artist before he was fatally shot.
In Los Angeles on Friday (October 15), Walker’s defense lawyer, Christopher Darden, claimed his client “specifically voiced his opposition to any violence” before Pop Smoke was killed in his rented Hollywood Hills during a home-invasion robbery in February 2020. He was 20 years old.
In the filing – as per court documents obtained by Rolling Stone – Darden wrote: “It is clear from the evidence that [Walker] did not enter the house, was not armed, and did not personally kill the victim.
Darden referred to Walker’s alleged insistence that, should it become necessary for the suspects to defend themselves, “they should use a flower vase rather than shoot someone”. “The evidence is clear that the defendant did not share the actual killer’s intent … Read more