Suspect in killing of rapper PnB Rock is extradited to L.A. to face murder charge
by Michael P. Kuczynski
A man arrested in connection with the death of an aspiring rapper on the eve of his scheduled trial for an alleged overdose of methamphetamines and cocaine is now facing charges in Los Angeles County of murder, according to court records.
On the first day of his trial for murder, on May 15, 2017, Anthony Allen was found to be in possession of a revolver, a knife and methamphetamines. Allen, 28, was on probation for a prior drug-related conviction when he died of an overdose just before the scheduled trial, which was to have lasted about two weeks.
The death was initially ruled a homicide. An autopsy determined that Allen died as a result of acute methamphetamine toxicity. During an investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office determined that Allen also died of a drug overdose and that the drugs were the “cause of death.”
Anthony Allen, 28, was arrested and then extradited to Los Angeles County in connection with the death of hip-hop recording artist P.O.T.
A preliminary hearing for the drug overdose death and the homicide has just ended.
Anthony Allen, 28, was arrested on May 15, 2017, following the death of P.O.T.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged him with murder in the first degree and felony conspiracy.
Allen is wanted for the alleged fatal overdose of rapper P.O.T. and the shooting of his bodyguard, Rafi Chakaief. All the alleged crimes occurred on March 3, 2017, at a Compton hotel.
The charges come after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and L.A. County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen earlier this month.
In a press conference March 10, the District Attorney’s Office said it was possible Allen was a victim of a gang-related shooting, but they could not prove it.
Allen appeared in court May