Corey Walker identified as one of the suspects involved in the killing of Pop Smoke, is set to remain behind bars following the judge‘s denial his bail request!
According to an exclusive report from the Shaderoom prosecutors said Walker’s case was not applicable for bail based on the law.
The Judge, Curtis B. Rappe, agreed and denied bail for Walker but pointed out that the prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty. Being the only adult around the time of Pop Smoke’s death, the 20-year-old is facing a maximum sentence of life without parole. Walker and three other juvenile males carried out an armed robbery in February 2020 that left Pop Smoke dead at age 20.
The incident occurred in the Hollywood Hills, where the rapper was staying. Prosecutors claim that Walker “scouted” the location hours before the robbery and knew the teens would rob Pop Smoke at gunpoint after seeing the rapper post his jewelry on social media.
According to Complex, around 4:30 a.m., the group of men broke into the residence and shot the rapper multiple times in the torso. Then allegedly, fleeing the scene with a gold watch and other pieces of jewelry.
Known as Bashar Barakah Jackson, Pop was shortly rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery. Hours later, the rapper was pronounced dead.
Next month, Walker will appear in court. It is expected the trial will last between 3-4 weeks with jury selection.