Prison Inmate Lied in Recanted Testimony, According to B.I.G. Estate Motion

ImageThe recanted testimony of a man involved in the still-unsolved murder of rap icon Notorious B.I.G. is the focus of a newly filed federal court motion by the rapper's estate.


The motion, which was filed Monday (Oct. 29), claims that Waymond Anderson was lying when he recanted his testimony in the case that implicated former Los Angeles Police Department officer Rafael Perez in the March 9, 1997 killing of B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace). According to the Associated Press, the motion asked for Anderson's phone and prison visitation records.

Anderson, a former R&B artist currently serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case, said in an Aug. 20 deposition that he lied as part of a scam involving Wallace's family members and attorneys to win a monetary settlement from the city of Los Angeles.

The phone and visitation records, the Wallace estate argued, will reveal holes in Anderson's latest story and show who was behind Anderson's "wholesale assault on the truth."

In his deposition, Anderson accused the Wallace family and their lawyer of offering to cut him in for a portion of any award for falsely testifying that Perez told him that another ex-police officer, David Mack, was involved in the Wallace's killing.

The motion is the latest in a series of twists and turns in the case. In a new interview, Kevin Hackie, a former bodyguard for the late Tupac Shakur, revealed that an arrest for the murder will soon be made.

"LAPD detective Greg Kading concurred with me that there will be an arrest in the Wallace case shortly," he said. "Greg Kading who's status with the LAPD and you can quote this is confidential, said there will be an arrest made shortly."

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