26-year-old US gangster, Christopher Poole, has bagged a life jail term, after he shot a Nigerian man dead in the heart for urinating on his block.
On the 26th of April, 2018, Christopher Poole, executed 27-year-old Rasheed “O.J.” Olabode, by shooting him in the heart as his victim begged for mercy. The unfortunate incident happened in Newark, a city in New Jersey.
According to surveillance footage, the incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. when Rasheed Olabode, a photographer and recent Nigerian immigrant, was out running errands with two of his friends.
Olabode needed a restroom, so he jumped out of the car on the 700 block of South 20th Street and began urinating behind the vehicle, this act clearly incensed Christopher Poole who stormed into his house to retrieve a gun.
Poole walked over to him with the gun and shot him in the chest, all while he begged for his life and his friends watched from the car a short distance away.
When Poole walked away, Olabode ran to the car, where his friends flagged down a police officer and called an ambulance. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Poole who ran with the Bloods street gang was convicted in Superior Court of Essex County of first-degree murder and weapons offenses in Olabode’s slaying. Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler sentenced Poole to 10 years for one weapons offense that will run concurrently with the life sentence.
His first run-in with the criminal justice system occurred when he was 15. Poole was arrested 15 times in adulthood and had three prior felony convictions, the judge said.
Poole was out on probation for just a month on a second-degree theft conviction when he murdered Olabode. It remained unclear he had been part of the Bloods street gang.
He must serve a minimum of 85 percent – or 63 years – of his sentence before he is eligible for parole under the state’s No Early Release Act.