man was sentenced by a jury to 30 years in prison for the murder of a prominent
Houston rapper and lyricist who was known as “Mr. 3-2” and contributed to the
works of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and other artists, prosecutors said Thursday.
Depaul Stredic, 40, was convicted of murdering Christopher Barriere, 44,
following a six-day trial that probed the November 2016 shooting in the parking
lot of a gas station off Sam Houston Parkway.
is the kind of senseless violence that troubles so many people within our
community,” Assistant District Attorney Dave Brucker said.
the jury’s verdict will give some measure of closure to Christopher’s family,
friends, and fans, who loved him so much,” he continued.
Barriere had been friends.
revealed that on the night of the shooting they drove to the gas station with
two other men. Some sort of an argument broke out between Stredic and
others within the vehicle. It ended with Stredic retrieving a shotgun from the
trunk of his vehicle and shooting Barriere in the side of the head.
friends and family attended each day of the trial, which ended Wednesday in the
177th State District Court.
testified about how he was a father figure to her children; took care of them
when they would come home from school; and was always there to support them.
He often had
nicknames for people, including his nieces.
nickname, Mr. 3-2, is drawn from his first name starting with the third letter
of the alphabet and his last name with the second.