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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Marilyn Church. [Shyne and Puff Daddy with his entourage . . . appear before New York State Supreme Court judge Charles H. Solomon], October 2000. Colored pencil and water-soluble crayon on ochre paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (110.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51158 © Marilyn Church
Gift of the family of Marilyn Church

Puff Daddy and Shyne Plead Not Guilty

New York Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos gestures toward defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, as Judge Charles H. Solomon hears rap artist Jamal Barrow, better known as Shyne, plead "not guilty" in a nightclub shooting that took place on December 27, 1999. Shyne and his mentor Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs had been charged with the crime. Jennifer Lopez, who had been detained with Combs, her then boyfriend, was released an hour later. Standing with Barrow are rapper Combs and his bodyguard Anthony Jones. On March 16, 2001, Combs and Jones were acquitted in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, while the jury found his protégé Barrow guilty of reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a firearm.