The night before what would have been Tupac’s 40th birthday, Dexter Isaac came forward about his involvement in a shooting that could have ended the rapper’s life even earlier.
Dexter Isaac is currently serving a life sentence for murder, robbery, fraud and witness intimidation charges, so he didn’t have anything to lose when he finally came forward. He was allegedly paid $250,000 by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond to attack and rob Tupac inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November 1994, according to MTV.
The confession came after Jimmy Henchman implicated him in a recent statement. “If the government is relying on informants like Winston ‘Winnie’ Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years, then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial,” he said to AllHipHop.com in May of 2011.
Dexter wanted to prove Jimmy’s involvement in the attack and also clear his conscience of the Nov. 30 event in which Tupac was reportedly shot 5 times. It was the beginning of the end for the infamous rapper, because it marked the start of a deadly feud that resulted in both Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.‘s deaths. Neither murder has ever been solved.
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman]. I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie’s] mothers some closure,” Dexter Isaac said from prison.
The statute of limitations has expired, so no one can legally be prosecuted. Jimmy Henchman is still on the run from the law.