Rapper Mario “Slim Dunkin” Hamilton died in December 2011, allegedly over an argument about candy. His death is now the subject of a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit in Fulton County State Court by his father, Mark Hamilton, according to news reports.
The Georgia Wrongful Death Case
Mr. Hamilton, the former emcee of Brick Squad Monopoly, was shot to death on December 16, 2011. It happened when he was about to shoot a music video with 33 year old Radric Davis, aka “Gucci Mane”, at Zone 6 Studio in east Atlanta. Davis was Mr. Hamilton’s mentor. Another musician, 29 year old Vinson Hardimon, aka “Young Vito”, accused Mr. Hamilton of “messing with his candy”. The two began to “scuffle” and someone separated them. Mr. Hamilton was unarmed, but he rushed at Mr. Hardimon, who shot and killed Mr. Hamilton. At Mr. Hardimon’s trial in February 2013, also in Fulton County, he was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and gun possession and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was acquitted of murder and felony murder. Mr. Hardimon has asked the judge to reconsider reducing his sentence by ten years because he shouldn’t have been convicted of aggravated assault if he was not guilty of murder. He also claims there is a hit out on his life.
Mr. Hamilton’s father named Mr. Davis and also ABC Corp. and Warner Brothers Music International as defendants in the wrongful death suit. Why Mr. Davis is being sued has not become clear, but he is already in prison for gun charges in DeKalb County and has aggravated assault charges pending in Fulton County, as well. Davis already had two felony convictions, one from when he pleaded no contest to charges of aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for hitting a promoter with a pool cue in October 2005, and a second conviction for having 20 grams of marijuana in June 2005. This year, Davis was found to have a gun on September 12, and then he was found with a different gun two days later. He is accused of behaving strangely and threatening people both times he was found with a gun. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in November for two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Atlanta Wrongful Death Lawyers
Dealing with a lawsuit is difficult when dealing with the loss of a loved one, but a civil case may help get a measure of justice and can assist with burdensome bills that often follow the death of a loved one. If a loved one has died unnecessarily due to the negligence of another, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter may be able to help get the compensation needed and deserved.
To discuss what happened and how to move forward with a legal case, contact the Law Office of Sammons & Carpenter as soon as possible at 404-814-8948, or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form for a free consultation today.
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