Today while doing a little research that touched on The Hot 8, I got curious about whatever happened in the case of the murder of Dinerral Shavers, snare-drummer and founding member of the group. Last time I mentioned that killing on this site, it appeared that the prosecution of the alleged killer would not go forward because a key witness was refusing to testify.
Well I don’t know the details of what happened between then and now, but evidently there was a trial — and the accused was acquitted.
I know this only because of this article, which indicates that this same individual has lately been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting on May 4 of this year — less than a month, as I understand it, after getting the “not guilty” verdict in the Shavers case.
I gather he’s in Orleans Parish Prison on a $1 million bond, awaiting trial.
He has pleaded not guilty.