Rapper who admitted 1993 NYC shooting faces trial

NEW YORK (AP) -- Once-rising rapper G. Dep is set to be tried in a deadly 1993 New York City shooting -- after he reopened the case in 2010 by walking into a police station to confess 17 years later.

Jury selection starts Monday in his murder trial. G. Dep hasn't disputed making the confession but has pleaded not guilty.

Victim John Henkel was shot in the chest three times on a Harlem corner in October 1993. The 37-year-old rapper, born Trevell Coleman, told police in December 2010 he'd shot someone there while trying to mug him.

G. Dep's lawyer has suggested he'll question whether years of drug use factored into the rapper's admission.

G. Dep got attention with "Special Delivery" and "Let's Get It" in 2001. His career later stalled.

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