Zaire Paige Goes from Movie Killer to Actual Killer, Gets 107 Years in Prison

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Paige at his sentencing Monday
"With all due respect, and from the bottom of my heart, suck my dick!"

That was the message convicted killer Zaire Paige had for Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice yesterday afternoon as he was sentenced to four consecutive 25-to-life sentences that will keep him behind bars for at least 107 years.

The thing is, as this week's Village Voice cover story will show, Paige's conviction for murdering a man in a Brooklyn hair salon and his court outbursts aren't the most interesting thing about him. Just months before he committed the murder, the Crips gangbanger played a killer on a movie set in the Don Cheadle film Brooklyn's Finest.

Local media noted Paige's long sentence and his court behavior, but very little has been written about how he managed to play a murderer on the big screen, filming his scenes just a few months before he gunned down someone in real life.

The Voice's story, which will appear on our website this evening and in tomorrow morning's paper, has interviews with Brooklyn's Finest director Antoine Fuqua, actors in the film such as The Wire's Hassan Johnson, and with the technical consultant who brought Paige onto the film, Randy Eastman. Each reveal how much Paige made an impression on the set, charmed his fellow actors, and had many believing he was on the verge of some sort of stardom.

Paige has maintained his innocence in the brutal 2008 slaying of Lethania Garcia in a hair salon in Brooklyn, but in court yesterday he didn't do much to promote that idea.

"This whole trial, y'all been sucking' each other off. I'm sorry I didn't get my dick sucked," Paige said when Del Giudice asked him if he had any statement to make.

"Whatever happened to y'all, it's bad," he said to the victims, who included a couple of women who were in the salon and were hit by stray gunfire. "But I don't feel sorry 'cause I didn't do it."

Out in the hallway, Paige's grandmother Bettie railed against what she called a police conspiracy to frame her grandson. Meanwhile, a group of about 20 NYPD officers gathered in the hallway to give one another a victory speech. "This is why we do our jobs," the captain told the group.

Paige himself spoke to the Voice at length about his background and his experience on the Brooklyn's Finest set. (He would not discuss the murder charges, saying that he plans to appeal his conviction. He also says he is no longer affiliated with the Crips.)

Check the website tonight for the lengthy cover story about Paige's squandered shot at a very different kind of life, "Shoot to Kill."

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mr_730fly
mr_730fly

@Kellz get over it ya baby father killed my mans who would of fucked him up thats y ziggy did it my mans had kids 2 so it is what it is a revenge killing so get ya facts straight ya baby fathers actions led to his death....... live by the gun u diee by it like that

Kellz
Kellz

all yall mother fuckers needs to shut up...Zaire Paige does not deserve a chance. The person he killed is my daughters father!!! He murdered him cold blooded, in broad day light. Wat chance does he deserve after that? he took his life away and he was still young. Fuck all yall who dont kno the Facts but Lee was a gangster. Zaire page had no choice but to kill him. Lee woulda fucked him up. He was built, tall and stocky, zaire probably woulda got his ass whippe so his punk ass kills him. Lee is truly missed by his family. it is 3 years later but his spirit is still with his son and daughter and close family. R.I.P Lee. XOXOXOXO

lalalandness
lalalandness

everyone saying tha zaire paige was a good dude whatever granted... in my opinion no one is a good person when they are in a gang people in gangs are cowards...i know from experince i affliated my self with bloods in high school and i too was a coward couldnt fight my own battles and fighting for fucking colors ridiculous.......... 2 sides to every story my foot he was actin a fool at his trail if he was supposably innocent he could have stfu and prove his innocents... he was probably tryna act all hard for his friends... where his friends now chillin while his ass in jail until he dies..... gang rivals are stupid if he did kill this dude he deseves it

Eve
Eve

I Love u zaire and would never forget you, you will always hold a special place in my heart have faith and hold your head loving u always and haters keep sucking his Dick.......

AngryBlackIsraeliteMan
AngryBlackIsraeliteMan

Giving a guy 107 years is wrong.Thats why this American system needs to hurry up and go down.Fuck this country and everyone who agrees with this wicked system.

Ok
Ok

monkeys are always saying and doing funny stuff, like throwing crap and shootin each other

Spazz823
Spazz823

That's my* cousin

Knicholas7608
Knicholas7608

That's fucking funny! One less monkey off the block hahahahahahaha!!!

Spazz823
Spazz823

Yo y'all niggas watch your fuccin mouth that's cousin!!

Jack Devereaux
Jack Devereaux

this piece of garbage why should we waste our tax dollars perfect example instant death penalty for pieces of garbage like this

Snugger25
Snugger25

LMAO@Thename chain who still wear those shyts,Not a real G.he mite b a known dude in BK but i never heard of him or saw him until i saw BK's finest.Hes Going away for along time.BYE!

Snucxx22
Snucxx22

it is wat it iz....He messed up and Now hes gotta pay...so many children of the ghetto had the same hard times as he did and led a str8t n narrow life...No excuse..

OG
OG

Check!!!!!

kingdomboy9000
kingdomboy9000

Lord I pray for Zaire Paige that you will be the ultimate judge behind his case and that you will protect him even if it is behind bars! I knew Za personally and though I don't agree with his attitude in court that incriminated him even more I still know that he was a very loving individual who got caught up in the streets at a young age... Please pray for him and his family as they go through this turbulent time. God Bless!

open minded
open minded

innocent until proven guilty???? right

Monicareyes34
Monicareyes34

Now that Cock loving Paige can be a BOOT Licker to the inmates and CO's. Guys like Paige give Africam American Blacks a bad name.

Jazz
Jazz

everybody up here writing negative stuff a bout za yall dont know him or what he been threw he got a child that he wont watch grow fuck that judge i would of told him suck my dick to 107 years was not wat he deserved so who ever bad talking him suck and die slow >>>free ziggie

Makavelithug47
Makavelithug47

sad way for my cuz Za to go out< he is a real nicca!Bris Milla

Jax
Jax

This is sad, I actully went to school with him and when I seen him in the movie I was actully early happy to see him because I thought he was going to make it to hollywood. Hey, Things happen.. You guys that are on this fighting isn't doing much for ya or him. just pray that he didn't do all that time in jail... God bless ya.. I know ZA knows Jesus and his going to pray to him not you guys to see him thru...

JAX
JAX

I meant rely SORRY.. BUT ZA, IS A REALL;Y COOL AND TRUE DUDE..

Paybacc
Paybacc

For all you stupid fucks who did not know him za was a real and true person. Unlike half of you faggots who are on here talking shit about Him he would actually say it to your face and not hide behind black and white. This is why I can't stand you honkies you believe whatever another honkie tells you regardless of the fact. To those who knew him hewas nothing like what you honkies are portraying him to be! So in the words of my homie " SUCK MY DICK" CRIP da Fucc up Za hold your head homie!!!!

Yunggriddy
Yunggriddy

U don't no zah so Fuk u don't talk bout my brother like day u sucking his dick

StantheAmerican
StantheAmerican

What a complete bag of shit. He's gonna get that ass bagged daily where his sorry ass is going! I love IT!

Dreamswo07
Dreamswo07

This message is for Chris.... Watch your mouth...

Dreamswo07
Dreamswo07

@divagia... this message is for u @divagia...God dont like ugly.... its always two size of a story u prick

chris
chris

Now he will be sucking dick in jail and being bubba's bitch!

Yunggriddy
Yunggriddy

U don't no zah so Fuk u don't talk bout my brother like day u sucking him Fuk out here y u suking him he may be short but ain't nobody cud bully him Fuk outA here to all y'all posting bad comments get a life n hop of zah

@divagia
@divagia

this dude is an idiot, give a man a chance and he gives his ass to kiss...so sad he slipped through the system and didn't get his medication as a kid...hes retarded...@divagia

Stephanieayeni
Stephanieayeni

bitch... retarded...  @!#%. ya ass is retarded. did u even sit in on the trial. u stupid bitch. give him a chance he didn't even have a chance . u must b a stupid ass foreigner who is not a decendent of an american black slave. shake ya family tree & and c how many idiots u r related 2!!!!!!!!! know history b4 u start givin feedback. come again? 

Dreamswo07
Dreamswo07

Its always two sides... Know them before u speak...

the616kid
the616kid

Fuck you. High nosed white suburban cock sucking fuck.

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