Trill Entertainment CEO’s Charged With Attempted Murder.

Melvin Vernell Jr. and Marcus Roach are accused of attempted murder on rapper Bruce “Beelow” Moore on July 4, 2005 for allegedly bootlegging their music. The CEO’s were arrested and held without bond on May 8, 2009. On May 19, 2009 a judge set bail at $350,000 each and set strict restrictions on the men. There are other reports that Lil Boosie and others at Trill Entertainment are being investigated in relation to another murder of a Baton Rouge rapper Chris Lynell Jackson A.K.A. Nussie. Daily News – : Trill CEO’s Charged With Attempted Murder of Rapper.



  1. These niggers did it and they will be held accountable for their actions. Turk and Mel seem to thik the so called Gangster lif eis what it is all botu. These two fools need to understand the rest of the world is not afraid of them just the hicks in Baton Rouge that they intimidate and scare. They leave BR with that bs they are on they would be be killed. So stay in your little city and scare the masses. These pitiful men got a record deal and can’t leave the so called Gangster life alone. they thought they were invicible when they beat and shot Below. Now it’s time to pay the piper. Lil Boosie is going to get his as well. who do these country ass niggers think they are paying to have a other rapper shot because they want to be the only ones in BR with fame. You all are a bunch of ignorant back wood fools. Stay away from Chicago or you might get deadend quick!

    • Shooting suspects cite polygraphs
      By JOE GYAN JR.
      Advocate staff writer
      Published: Nov 12, 2009 – Page: 5B
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      Attorneys for two local rap music executives accused of trying to kill a Baton Rouge rapper in 2005 say their clients have passed polygraph tests.

      Lewis Unglesby, who represents Marcus Roach, is asking a state judge to reduce Roach’s $350,000 bond and ease other restrictions placed on him.

      James Manasseh, who is defending fellow Trill Entertainment manager Melvin Vernell Jr., said Wednesday he intends to file a similar motion on Vernell’s behalf this week.

      Unglesby contends the results of an Oct. 23 polygraph exam are a strong indication that the weight of the evidence against Roach is “minimal’’ if not “non-existent.’’

      East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III, who was out of town Wednesday and said he had not seen Unglesby’s motion, nevertheless stressed that he would have to question the polygraph.

      “We have a very strong case,’’ he added without elaborating.

      Roach and Vernell face multiple charges in the July 4, 2005, shooting of rapper Bruce “Beelow’’ Moore in front of Shop Smart Music and Fashion, a store he owned on North Sherwood Forest Drive.

      Moore survived the shooting.

      Roach and Vernell both posted $350,000 property bonds earlier this year and are being electronically monitored by ankle bracelets.

      State District Judge Mike Erwin gave Vernell, of Baton Rouge, and Roach, of Prairieville, permission in September to move to Atlanta.

      Prosecutors initially charged Roach and Vernell in September 2005 with attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal use of weapons in Moore’s shooting, but the charges were dropped a year later at the request of witnesses.

      Prosecutors filed a new bill of information against the two men in May, charging them with attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of weapons, aggravated battery, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm by a convicted felon.

      “We’re confident that the first decision to dismiss was correct,’’ Unglesby said Wednesday.

      In a motion filed Tuesday for reduction of Roach’s bail bond, Unglesby says polygraph tests that Roach and Vernell passed were administered by James R. Johnson III, an independent licensed polygraph examiner who also serves on the Louisiana State Polygraph Board.

      The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in 1979 that polygraph results are inadmissible at a criminal trial on the merits. The high court, though, said such results have been admitted in a number of preliminary and post-trial criminal proceedings, including sentencing hearings, probation hearings, and motions to suppress.

      Roach and Vernell are due back in Erwin’s courtroom in mid-December for a motion hearing. Their trial is set for March 8.

    • HA. You are a fucking joke, Chicago is a fucking joke. You need to get yourself in to a BATON ROUGE high school and get some education. Chicago has just as many fake ass gangsters as the south does and it looks like you are one of them. Now onto Boosie and the situation, Boosie is a badass and not only comes from the streets but was raised in the streets. He is the most real thing since biggie and pac. So GTFO with you fake ass gangster talk and don’t try to rep the WORST CITY IN AMERICA. LEARN TO TALK> go get some english lessons.

      Have fun with reading this =)

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