Reality TV Contestant Jamal Trulove Found Guilty of Murder
|Jamal Trulove, a.k.a. 'Milliown'|
Buckelew characterized the verdict as an against-the-odds victory for police and prosecutors, since the case rested on no evidence beyond the testimony of a single witness. In Visitacion Valley, as in other city neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, witnesses are notoriously reluctant to testify in murder cases. "Twenty-five people saw it. One person was brave enough to come forward and say what she saw," Buckelew said. "The takeaway is that one person can make a difference."
Trulove was booted from I Love New York 2 during the season's first episode, after he got in a fight with another Lothario vying for the affections of Tiffany "New York" Pollard.
Buckelew said the woman who testified in the murder trial has already been moved out of the city through the DA's witness relocation program. Trulove is scheduled for sentencing on March 19.