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Furious Five Rapper Kidd Creole Indicted in Fatal Midtown Stabbing

By Shaye Weaver | August 9, 2017 1:52pm
 Furious Five rapper Nathaniel Glover during his arraignment on murder charges in Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
Furious Five rapper Nathaniel Glover during his arraignment on murder charges in Manhattan Criminal Court Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.
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MANHATTAN — The rapper accused of stabbing a homeless man to death in Midtown last week after thinking the victim made a pass at him has been indicted on murder charges, prosecutors said.

On Tuesday, a grand jury moved to indict Nathaniel Glover — who performed under the name Kidd Creole for the iconic hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five — according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

His exact charges won't be revealed until the indictment is filed at Glover's Supreme Court arraignment on Aug. 23, prosecutors said.

Glover was arrested in connection with the murder on Aug. 2 and charged with murder in the second degree at his arraignment, according to his criminal complaint.

He's currently being held at Rikers Island, Department of Correction records show.

Glover pulled out a knife he had attached to his forearm with rubber bands and stabbed John Jolly, 55, in the chest twice near East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue, prosecutors said.

Glover told police that he did it because he was afraid of Jolly, the complaint said, though prosecutors argued that he stabbed the man because he believed the victim hit on him.

Jolly was a registered sex offender who recently stayed in a shelter on the Bowery. He managed to walk about two blocks before collapsing near East 44th Street and Third Avenue, where he lay until police arrived just before midnight, officials said.

He was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital, police said.

Glover, a resident of Mount Hope in The Bronx, has been arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in 1982, 1995 and 2007, police said. The 2007 arrest for was for having a knife, but the earlier incidents involved firearms, police noted.

His attorney wasn't able to be reached on Wednesday.