Lil’ Kim’s ex found guilty of ordering six murders
A schizophrenic former drug kingpin – who once dated rapper Lil’ Kim – was found guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday of ordering six murders.
Damion “World” Hardy, who led a drug crew that terrorized the Lafayette Gardens projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant during the late 1990s, was also convicted of drug dealing, attempted murder and kidnapping.
He faces a mandatory life term.
Hardy, who once feuded with former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson over the death of the boxer’s pal, was expressionless as the verdict was read.
He was heavily medicated during the trial to subdue his taste for courtroom rants.
The case dragged on for more than a decade as Hardy’s lawyers argued that the diagnosed schizophrenic wasn’t fit to stand trial. But Judge Frederic Block ruled that Hardy had retained just enough sanity to face a jury.
His co-defendant, prolific triggerman Aaron Granton, was also hit with a long list of guilty verdicts and will spend the rest of his days behind bars.
At trial, prosecutor Soumya Dayananda told jurors that Hardy oversaw a massive narcotics operation and routinely ordered hits on rivals and assorted enemies.
He was done in at trial by the same men he once supervised with an iron fist.
Several of Hardy’s former Cash Money Brothers underlings testified for the prosecution and spewed details of his gory resume to jurors. (NY POST)