Monday, October 1st, 2007 at 4:02 pm
The Notorious B.I.G.’s wrongful death trial has taken a bizarre turn, as an inmate now claims that the LAPD was not involved in Biggie’s murder. The inmate Waymond Anderson says he was offered payment by Big’s mom Voletta Wallace to lie about the LAPD’s involvement.
Ms. Wallace and Faith Evans (Biggie’s widow) filed a wrongful death suit against the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles in April. The suit claimed that two ex-cops, Raphael Perez and Nino Durden, conspired with another former officer, David Mack, to murder Biggie while acting as undercover agents for Suge Knight’s Death Row Records.
Waymond Anderson, who sat for a deposition last month, said he had been approached by another inmate to lie about the case in exchange for money from Biggie’s family’s lawyer, Perry R. Sanders. He claims that BIG’s mother attempted to offer him $150,000 via another inmate.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Anderson said he had a phone conversation with someone identifying himself as Sanders. “He asked me if I received the message from his guys, and the message was that he was willing to pay me for participation in the scam against the city,” said Anderson.
Sanders denied allegations saying that he wasn’t even hired by the Wallace family until after Anderson and the other inmate were in prison together.
Needless to say, Biggie Smalls must rolling over in his grave right now.