Minaj roadie stabbing suspect now charged with murder


Pierre Boykin, 31, originally charged with attempted murder related to the double stabbing that left one Nicki Minaj roadie dead and another wounded, is now accused of murder.

Boykin was originally charged with stabbing only Eric Parker, 27, who is recovering from his wounds.

Police said further investigation led them to blame Boykin for the fatal stabbing of Devon Pickett, 29, outside Che Bar and Grill in West Oak Lane.

Funeral services for Pickett were held Saturday morning at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Brooklyn. The day before, mourners packed the Grace Tabernacle Christian Center, also in Brooklyn, for the viewing.

Pickett, 29, whose nickname was “Day Day,” lived in the Bronx.

On twitter, family and friends expressed their grief over his death and pride for his accomplishments.

“Farewell my brother, well done!” wrote Debora C. Hooper (‏@deborahooper)

Melvin Thomas J.R. (@melvinthomasjr1) wrote: “Celebrating the life of my cuz,my dude,my homie Mr.De’Von Pickett this weekend i still can’t believe…”

The victims were in Philadelphia preparing for the singer’s upcoming tour with her boyfriend, fellow hip hop artist Meek Mill, also a Philly native.

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