Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s Kidd Creole Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s Kidd Creole Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Nathaniel Glover stabbed the homeless man to death in 2017

April 6, 2022

Kidd Creole

Kidd Creole (Photo by Barry Williams for NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Note: This article contains descriptions of violence.


Nathaniel Glover, better known as Kidd Creole from Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, has been found guilty of manslaughter in the first degree by a New York Supreme Court jury. In 2017, he was arrested and indicted after stabbing a homeless man to death in New York City. The victim, 55-year-old John Jolly, was a stranger. Glover is expected to be sentenced on May 4.

“Nathaniel Glover committed a shocking act of violence,” said District Attorney Bragg in a statement. “This conviction makes clear my office will hold people who commit violent crime accountable to the full extent of the law. I thank the members of the jury for their attention to this case and careful deliberation. I also applaud our prosecutors, whose diligence and tireless effort to ensure justice led to this conviction. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to deliver the safe streets and communities that New Yorkers deserve.” 

The original police report alleged that Glover stabbed Jolly twice in the torso on August 1, 2017 at East 44th Street and 3rd Avenue. Glover fled the scene to his place of work, where he changed clothes, and then disposed of the knife in a sewer. The victim was found by tourists and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Updated: April 7, 2022 — 9:22 am