3 charged in death of aspiring rapper found burned

August 20, 2011 - 2:50 PM

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Three people have been charged in the slaying of a fledgling New York City rapper whose burned body was found this week in an SUV parked on a New Jersey street.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 30-year-old Randy Manning of Brooklyn faces charges including felony murder and witness tampering in the death of Rhian H. Stoute, a 33-year-old Brooklyn resident who performed under the name Kampane.

Manning's girlfriend and a friend of his were both charged with hindering his apprehension. Authorities did not know whether they or Manning had attorneys. All three were due to make their initial court appearances on Monday afternoon.