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Two Indicted in Shooting Death of Former Hot 97 DJ Megatron

A Staten Island grand jury has handed up indictments against to two suspects in the shooting death of the popular DJ Megatron, whose real name was Corey McGriff.

William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, were formally charged Thursday with murder, robbery, and weapon possession.

Prosecutors say Williams fired the shot that killed McGriff, while Cromwell is accused of robbing him.

Both have pleaded not guilty and are being held without bail. They are expected to be arraigned next week.

The 32-year-old DJ Megatron was killed on March 27 in the Clifton section of Staten Island during what prosecutors describe as a botched robbery. He had been a popular personality on Hot 97/WQHT before making a splash on TV with BET’s 106 and Park.

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No Arrests Made in Death of Former Hot 97 DJ Megatron, As Station Reacts

As we reported yesterday, DJ Megatron (whose given name was Corey McGriff) was killed early Sunday down the street from his Staten Island home. He was 32.

McGriff was with the Emmis family from November 1998 until February 2007. As DJ Megatron, McGriff began with 98.7 KISS FM (WRKS), but his popularity increased when he joined Hot 97 (WQHT).

“From the entire Hot 97 family past and present, first and foremost, our blessings go out to Megatron’s family,” Ebro Darden, Hot 97 program director, says. “He will always be remembered as a great person. He was genuine, sincere, and always positive. It was a pleasure to have worked with him and know him.”

WCBS-TV reports a friend told investigators that he and McGriff were on the phone as the DJ went to buy marijuana. He told police that the line went dead, likely because McGriff had been shot.

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Former Hot 97 DJ Megatron Killed Near Staten Island Home

DJ Megatron, a hip-hop personality on Hot 97/WQHT, before joining BET, was killed early Sunday.

The NYPD says DJ Megatron, whose given name was Corey McGriff, was down the street from his Staten Island home when he was gunned down. Police say DJ Megatron took one shot to the torso around 2 a.m. The 32-year-old DJ died on the street.

WNBC reports DJ Megatron may have been killed in a botched robbery, and no arrests were made.

The Daily News says DJ Megatron had three children; the oldest is 11, the youngest, a son, was born nine months ago.

DJ Megatron was a regular on the BET series 106 and Park.