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Kidd Creole, of Grandmaster Flash and Furious Five, indicted in killing of homeless man

The South Bronx hip-hop pioneer will be arraigned later this month.

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Kidd Creole, a member of South Bronx rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been indicted in the fatal stabbing of a homeless man he encountered on the street in early August.

New York Daily News reports that a grand jury voted in his case on Tuesday (Aug. 8).

The 57-year-old, real name Nathaniel Glover, allegedly told investigators that he felt threatened by the homeless man, an ex-con named John Jolly, when he thought Jolly made a pass at him. According to previous reports, Glover reportedly stabbed Jolly with a small knife, and Jolly was found on the sidewalk before being pronounced dead at the hospital.

The indictment is still sealed, and Glover is due back in court for arraignment on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Glover's neighbors have described him to Rolling Stone as "respectful" and "humble as hell," surprised to hear that he was being charged for murder.

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