Rapper Archie Eversole’s brother wants the murder charge against him dismissed.
Alexander Krause, 41, was charged with murdering his brother Arthur ‘Archie’ Eversole, 37, after the rapper was found with a gunshot wound at a Chevron gas station east of Atlanta on March 25 and died in a hospital on April 3.
Krause thinks the charge against him should be dropped because his brother, who recorded We Ready, died before he could tell police who shot him in the face.
His attorney, David Schnipper, said: “We respectfully request that this case be dismissed.”
‘Mr. Eversole never said that Alexander Krause did this, correct? Do we agree with that?
Alexander Kraus, 41, (pictured) brother of rapper Arthur ‘Archie’ Eversole, was charged with aggravated assault before being charged with murder.
Archie Eversole, 37, (pictured) shot to stardom in 2002 at age 17 when he recorded his debut album Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style. He also came up with the song We Ready, popularly used by the Atlanta United football team and NFL fans over the years.
However, prosecutors said the rapper implicated his brother.
Assistant District Attorney Emily Donkervoet said: “The victim told multiple people that the incident was at her home and the shooter was still there.”
Prosecutors said Klause, who lived with Eversole, broke into his brother’s bedroom on March 25 and shot him in the jaw with a .357 pistol.
Prosecutor Tauri Thomas said: “Inside the victim’s room it was apparent that there had been a forced entry.
‘The lock on the victim’s bedroom door was damaged, as well as a part of the door. It was obvious that there had been a struggle.
After he was shot, Eversole called police and told them someone kicked the door open and shot him in the face.
He then walked to a nearby gas station in Decatur, Georgia, and told employees that he had been shot and that the shooter was still at his home.
The Chevron station where rapper Archie Eversole was allegedly shot by his brother in Decatur, Georgia
However, the defense argued that the rapper never named Krause as his killer.
The rapper was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and died there nine days later.
Kraus was arrested at a home near the gas station on assault charges before they were upgraded to murder, DeKalb County police Lt. Shane Smith said.
Kraus was also charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.
The police report said blood covered the front door and stairs to Eversole’s room, as well as her bed, pillows and walls, TMZ wrote.
Meanwhile, Kraus allegedly had blood on his socks and told police that a blister on his foot was causing him to limp.
Detective RL Byars, who was at the scene, told the court, “There was no one else in the residence at the time.”
Mr. Eversole did not indicate that anyone else was in the residence at the time of the shooting.
He added: “There were obvious signs of a struggle that occurred in the victim’s bedroom.”
He said he found blood on Krause, which the 41-year-old claims came from checking on his brother.
The DeKalb district attorney’s office said the brothers had a history of violence against each other, and Krause’s attorney accepted that Eversole had an open assault and disorderly conduct case against his brother.
Eversole, known for the We Ready anthem used by the Atlanta pro football team, also shared a Twitter post written by comedian Lil Duval in February, just over a month before his death.
“If you feel like your friends support strangers more than they support you, become a stranger,” the post with the caption “#message” read.
In another Instagram post shared just days before the shooting, the rapper wrote, “You can ruin a whole bond by lying to someone. You could have told them the truth too,” along with a sneer, call me hand. and shrug emojis.
In February, Eversole suggested he was having a tough time with friends and family by sharing a tweet from comedian Lil Duval on his Instagram page, saying to become a stranger “if you feel like your friends support strangers more than you do.” you”.
A month before his death, Eversole criticized those who “ruined an entire bond by lying” in a cryptic message, potentially directed at Krause.
However, Eversole manager John Williams said the issues had been ironed out between the brothers.
Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson denied bail because she said Krause was “likely to flee the jurisdiction” and was “a danger to the community.”
It means Krause remains in the DeKalb County Jail.
The judge said the case would be sent to Superior Court.
Eversole was 17 years old when she recorded her debut album Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style, which was released in 2002.
The gold-selling album included his popular anthem We Ready, which has become a popular song in sports arenas and among athletes.
Eversole was chosen to create the theme song United We Conquer in 2018 for the Major League Soccer team Atlanta United.
The franchise said in a statement Thursday that it was “heartbroken” to learn of Eversole’s death.
“Archie, a staple in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene, adopted Atlanta United prior to our first season and continued to be one of our club’s most ardent fans,” the team said.
“In addition to his decorated music career, his voice will long live in the minds of our fans as We Ready rips through the speakers for the kickoff of Atlanta United games.”
Atlanta United mourned the loss of Eversole, who created the team’s first anthem
Eversole came up with the Atlanta United theme song ‘United We Conquer’ in 2018. Pictured: The rapper with Atlanta United fans during an MLS game.
Tributes poured in for the 37-year-old musician, with former NFL player Robert Griffin III calling We Ready the “greatest game day anthem of all time.”
Military family: The rapper (right) was born in July 1984 on a US military base in Germany, according to an artist biography by Alex Henderson on AllMusic.
The rapper was born in July 1984 on a US military base in Germany, according to an artist biography by Alex Henderson on AllMusic.
His father was in the US Navy and his mother was a member of the US Army. They were both stationed in Germany.
After his family returned to the US, Eversole grew up in the College Park section of Atlanta.
Tributes reached out to Eversole on social media after her death.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, 32, posted on Twitter: “The man who gave us We Ready, the greatest Game Day anthem of all time, has passed away.”
Rest in peace Archie Eversole. Prayers to his family and his loved ones.
A locker room video of football players singing We Ready was also shared on social media following Eversole’s death as Atlanta United fans mourned his death on social media and shared posts of Eversole mingling with other football team fans. .