Local Virginia rapper Antwain “Twain Gotti” Steward faces murder, malicious wounding, and firearms charges in Newport News after the 22-year-old allegedly rapped about the crime in one of his songs. According to a report by the Daily Press, Steward is accused of fatally shooting Brian Dean, 20, and Christopher Horton, 16, on May 10, 2007. Steward was 16 at the time.
The case went cold for years, but police charged Steward with the two murder counts on July 9 citing his lyrics featured in a 2011 YouTube video as evidence of his guilt. The video has since been taken down from the site.
An affidavit for a Newport News Circuit Court issued search warrant provided the lines from the song:
Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, told ya [expletive] with my money I’ll roast ya
Witnesses at the time said that Horton and Steward had gotten into a fight before the shooting took place. Authorities allege that Horton and his visiting friend Dean were gunned down on the front porch of Horton’s house as a result of gang retaliation.
Steward is now being held without bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 2.
Twain Gotti’s Twitter feed has still managed to send out a series a tweets proclaiming his innocence after his arrest and detainment. Source