Shawty Redd Court Appearance Plus Detective Speaks To Rahiem Shabazz & Dennis Byron
Grammy nominated producer Demetrius Stewart known to the world as Shawty Redd made his first court appearance on the charge of murder in front of Henry County Judge Brown this morning. Judge Brown explained to Mr. Stewart what he was being charged with and discussed the issue of giving him a bond. While Shawty Redd was entitled to have been represented by a court appointed attorney for his bond hearing, he decided that since his own attorney was not in town at the moment, he wanted his case postponed for another date. As a result, Magistrate Judge Brown rescheduled his bond hearing for January 12 in which case he must remain in custody until the hearing.
Lead Detective Shares Some Details
Hip Hop Enquirer’s Dennis Byron spoke exclusively with the lead detective Wayne Bender in the case who stated that Mr. Stewart was fully cooperating with the investigation of the case and that he did contact 911 after the shooting which he stated occurred around 8:00 A.M. on New Year’s Day. Although there have been reports that Shawty Redd turned himself in to the police, we have learned from reliable sources that prior to his surrender every effort was made to try and resuscitate the deceased individual. A witness to the incident has stated that they overheard a man fitting the description of the deceased making threats of violence to Mr. Stewart prior to the shooting and that the weapon used was legally registered to him.
What Do We Know About The Deceased?
Damon A. Martin, a 35 year old resident of Detroit is believed to be the person shot by Mr. Stewart. Present in court today was Shawty Redd’s grandmother and representatives of Mr. Stewart’s management company. “This is truly a sad situation today in hip hop as I have known Shawty Redd for over 5 years as his personal photographer and friend and he is one of the kindest and giving people I know. It was very difficult for me to even report on this news story as it’s never easy reporting on someone that is so close to me. My prayers go out to the entire Stewart family as this is such a tragic situation.” Dennis Byron