‘Love After Lockup’ Star Facing Murder Charges After Killing Victim In Cold Blood
Moka Blast has issued a statement after reportedly shooting and killing a trespasser during a during a live interview on April 12.
The manager of Love After Lockup and Life After Lockup star, Michael “Montana Millz” Persaud shared his statement on his Instagram stories on Saturday, April 15.
Moka Blast’s full statement read — “All Glory to my Goddess”
“Just want to thank those who prayed and was genuinely concerned for me. I want to extend condolences to everyone who were affected as this was very unfortunate for all parties involved.”
“Reality television is not my real life existence and for someone to even joke about me getting assasinated [sic] was very classless. With that being said I just want to say cherish those that you love and let them know exactly how much they mean to you.”
“When people think they know you and get ratings of a small window of your existence – I still applaud as I want and need to see you win. The outpouring of concern have been overwhelming and I am ready to face whatever consequences come my way.”
“I respect the due dillinfgence [sic] by all the bloggers/ media outlets & fans alike of those colorful personalities. Keep up the great work as I admire your gumption. Stay blessed and please be mindful. Salute ”
Blast, whose birth name is Lydell Birch, was doing an interview with Lawd Lukan from the outside of a house when an intruder appeared about 32 minutes into the live feed. A wall mounted television behind the manager allowed viewers to see the alleged interloper appear after thumping noises interrupted the interview. The disturbance startled Blast, who stood up and appeared to pull out a firearm before the footage cut off.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson later stated in a press conference that a male had been shot and killed at an address linked to Blast. The officer revealed that the victim had been in a dispute with a woman in the front yard, when the incident unfolded.
The man reportedly took a bat from a trunk of a vehicle and began smashing cars parked in the driveway. He went on to kick in the front door before heading to the back yard, where he was gunned down. The man was later identified as Las Vegas resident, Lendor Coney Jr. Coney and the woman had been in a Relationship, but their status was unclear at the time of the killing. It was confirmed that two children were present when police arrived, but neither minor was injured.
Police identified the woman, a 43-year-old divorced mother and school teacher, as Blast’s girlfriend. Starcasm later confirmed that she is the legal owner of the home where the shooting occurred.
On Friday, Lt. Johansson reported that the case had been forwarded to the Clark County district attorney’s office in order to investigate Blast’s claim of self defense.
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