Florida rapper convicted of killing woman while filming music video

A Florida man has been convicted of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder after killing a woman while filming a music video.

A Florida man named Jordan Silver recently shot and killed a woman named Haley Cox while filming a music video. Silver aspired to be a rapper and received help from Haley Cox, Melissa Grajales, Erik Bronowski and Giovinie Bosques to shoot a music video for his song. Prosecutors say that in July 2020, the director of the video, Giovinie Bosques, had set up to film a staged kidnapping with fake blood and a gun for the video before Jordan Silver showed up on set with a real gun that had a laser pointer attachment on it.

After Silver arrived, filming moved to an empty field in Riverview. The report says Cox was holding the camera and filming when Jordan Silver shot her and killed her.

“She never saw this man, the defendant, Jordan Silver, as he raised this gun pointed at her head, pull the trigger and kill her,” Grajales said.

After killing Cox, Silver turned to her boyfriend, Erik Bronowski, and shot him in the chest and leg. Bronowski survived his injuries and was able to testify in court. On Thursday, May 20, during court proceedings, Erik singled out Silver as the shooter in the incident. Defending, Hillsborough public defender Maria Dunker, who represented Silver, claimed music video director Bosques was the one who pulled the trigger.

Dunker pointed to a Ring doorbell video that shows Bosques on a neighbor’s porch with Silver after the shooting. Duker then pointed to the neighbour’s claims that Bosques confessed to everything.

“So who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe Mr. Bosques when he said, “I never said that,” or would you believe Mr. Ozick? Dunker asked.

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On Tuesday, Bosques took the stand and denied saying that and said he feared his life was in danger.

“I dropped the camera and ran. I knew I was next,” he said.

After four hours of deliberation, the jury found Silver guilty on a lesser charge of manslaughter and attempted first degree murder. He will be sentenced in July.

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