Promoter Murder Case Continues

Authorities in Ohio have filed search warrants to obtain DNA evidence in a case surrounding the 2011 beating death of a Florida concert promoter. 

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The body of Kevin Connal was found behind an apartment complex in Columbus in August 2011.

At the time, four men were indicted and charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery, according to the Columbus Dispatch, and are now in a local jail awaiting trial Nov. 3.

The men had hired Connal to bring a Waka Flocka Flame concert to the city in May 2011 at Club Mansion.

But when the show failed to make money, the men allegedly lost thousands of dollars. Evidence in the case includes records of Connal calling one of the men’s cell phones from the Columbus airport and security video of him getting into a vehicle driven by the men in August 2011, the Dispatch said.

Connal’s credit cards were reportedly later used at establishments near the complex where Connal was found. Items including a rock with what appears to be blood on it and a cigarette butt were found near the scene of the crime but have yet to be tested for DNA, police told the paper.