Virginia rapper's lyrics lead to arrest in 2007 double homicide
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WAVY) -- Newport News, Virginia Police say a local rapper's song helped link him to a cold case involving a double homicide in 2007.
On May 10, 2007, officers were dispatched to the 23rd Street and Orcutt Avenue area for reports of shots fired. While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting after a victim was found lying on a front porch in the 2300 block of Orcutt Avenue.
That victim, identified as Brian Dean, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Dean was unconscious but breathing and was taken to a local hospital. He was later taken off life support.
A second victim, identified as Christopher Horton, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso behind the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The case eventually went cold.
"The pain never goes away," said Horton's sister Tai Horton. "It's hard. You try not to think about it and let time heal it."
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