Inmate changes story in B.I.G. murder
An inmate now says he lied about a former Los Angeles police officer's involvement in the death of Notorious B.I.G.
Waymond Anderson, who is serving a life sentence for a different murder, changed his story during a deposition in August 20th.
I'm starting to think this is a case that will never be fully solved.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A prison inmate who implicated a former Los Angeles police officer in the murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G. has recanted his story.
Waymond Anderson is a former R&B artist now serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case.
The L.A. Times reports Anderson said in a deposition August 20th that he lied about the officer's involvement.
Anderson stated he was offered a portion of any settlement with the city if he testified that former LAPD Officer Rafael Perez told him David Mack -- Perez' former patrol partner -- was involved in the murder of B.I.G.
Anderson said in the deposition he doesn't know Mack or Perez.
B.I.G -- whose real name was Christopher Wallace -- was gunned down March 9, 1997, while leaving a music industry party in L.A.
His family has filed a wrongful death suit seeking damages from the city.
It accuses the LAPD, and Mack, of responsibility.