CEO of 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution, Kevin Reynolds, has been given life in prison after being held a year ago by American authorities on a murder rap.
Kevin Reynolds, the music mogul convicted of murdering a man in front the man’s daughter in Silver Spring, was sentenced in Montgomery County Tuesday (March 31).
Reynolds was sentenced to life in prison plus twenty years for killing Wesley King, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The murder took place in November of 2002, when Reynolds went to King’s home and fatally shot him in front of King’s 11-year-old daughter.
Reynolds was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport approximately a year ago after being on the run since 2002.
He obtained a new name and reportedly travelled frequently between Jamaica and the US under the new identity Dennis Graham.
He was wanted for the 2002 murder of Winston King, who was killed in front of his 11-year-old daughter in Silver Spring, Maryland.
He was awaiting a flight to Jamaica when he was arrested.
“When a defendant kills a man in front of his 11 year old daughter he deserves to pay a very high price for his crime,” the Montgomery County State’s Attorney, John J. McCarthy said.
“Twelve years and a music empire later, the long arm of the law caught up with Dennis Graham a.k.a. ‘Kevin “Clement” Reynolds’,” McCarthy added.
Reynolds was sentenced to life for his first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder convictions. The additional 20 year sentence is for use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.
With headquarters in Kingston and New York, 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution, is the largest digital distributor of dancehall, reggae and Caribbean music.