Accessory to the murder of Notorious B.I.G. escapes jail
A man who claimed he was only an accessory in the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. has escaped prison. Authorities report Clayton Armstrong Hill is on the loose after he walked away from the U.S. Penitentiary in southeast Atlanta on May 28. The penitentiary is a medium security facility.
According to WSBTV, Deputy U.S. Marshal Clay Cleveland said in an affidavit that a bed count was conducted to verify Hill’s status, and officials identified him as missing.
Prior to becoming a fugitive, Hill made headlines after admitting to being a part of the murder plot to kill Biggie Smalls. In a memoir, Hill alleged that while he was not the actual shooter, he helped the rapper’s murderer dispose of the murder weapon. He also alleged that Biggie was killed under the direct orders of the Nation of Islam, a claim the group denies.
Police are actively searching for Hill in the Atlanta metropolitan area.