View Full Version : Proof's Murderer Convicted On Weapons Charges

09-22-2006, 01:42 AM

A suspect charged in the murder of D12 rapper DeShaun "Proof" Holton was convicted on weapons charges related to the incident.

After a three-day trial, Mario Etheridge, 28, was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and shooting the firearm indoors after the April 11th shootout in a Detroit nightclub, that left Proof and one other individual dead.

He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Etheridge, a bouncer at the club, allegedly fired warning shots inside the building in an attempt to break up a fight between the rapper, 32, and Keith Bender Jr., 35.

Proof, who police said shot and killed Bender, was then shot by Etheridge moments after the altercation escalated.

"There was too much testosterone in the club, and he added another cupful," assistant county prosectutor Elizabeth Walker told Detroit News reporters after the verdict. "You're not going to make a situation better by bringing a gun into it.

Etheridge remains free on bond until sentencing.

He was secretly escorted from the courthouse due to threats of revenge directed towards him by Proof supporters.


09-22-2006, 01:44 AM
who the fuck says "testosterone" in a matter like she just explained?

stupid bitch..

09-22-2006, 01:52 AM
So....Etheridge shot Proof after Proof shot and killed the dude he was in the scuffle with? He got Only 5 for shotting and killing Proof? I know that I must not be seeing this right cuz that dont make sense even if he was doing it to stop things. I know bout shit like that and 5 yrs aint even right.

Wu-Tang 9
09-22-2006, 07:57 AM
yeah this shit is so gay, no matter what his intentions was he stilled killed proof, that is so gay, are courts are so fucked up, FUCK THIS SHIT!

09-22-2006, 04:18 PM
The guy killed was this guys nephew or brother I believe

But that doesn't take away he killed proof

09-22-2006, 04:33 PM
And is only getting a 5 piece for it. That means if he can catch parole that he can actually only serve about 3 of it. SMH

09-22-2006, 04:39 PM
Because of some reason they didn't sue him for killing proof, I don't remember why