Jamal Trulove, now 34, has been acquitted in a retrial after spending the last seven years behind bars for a 2007 murder he maintained he did not commit. Some of you may remember the case of the murder of 26-year-old Seu Kuka in Visitacion Valley, a case that was made more notorious because the killing was pinned on Trulove, who had earned some small fame as one of Tiffany "New York" Pollard's suitors on VH1's I Love New York 2. Trulove's case hinged on a single witness's testimony, a woman who said she saw Trulove shoot his friend, Kuka, multiple times in the back. As the Chronicle reports, a new jury "had trouble reconciling the evidence with the witness’ account of events."
At the time of the shooting, in July 2007, Trulove had just finished shooting the reality show, and had returned to the Bay Area just three weeks before. On the show, he went by the name Milltown, which he was using as a rapper in L.A.
Last year, an appeals court tossed out his 2010 conviction, saying that prosecutors wrongly implied that the single witness faced threats of retaliation when no evidence of such threats existed, and the defense failed to challenge this.
Per the Chron, Trulove "burst into tears" on hearing the verdict on Wednesday. And District Attorney George Gascon is "not happy."