Houdini, a prominent figure in music, met a tragic end that raised several questions and sparked numerous theories. One such theory, which initially pointed towards a muddled drug negotiation leading to his death, has been questioned recently. The latest revelations in the ongoing trial suggest an alternate narrative, painting a picture of a premeditated assassination.
Charged with three first-degree murders, one of which is Houdini’s, Cjay Hobbs has found himself in the eye of the storm. As the Toronto Star alleges, Hobbs was potentially a critical player in a meticulously planned assassination.
The trial, now in its third week, has presented intriguing evidence. Prosecutor Arian Khader revealed that Hobbs rented a blue Volkswagen Tiguan under the disguise of a forged ID on May 1, 2020. This move was seemingly intended to obliterate any potential links tracing back to him.
On May 26, Hobbs drove the rented vehicle to Blue Jays Way, a location in close proximity to Houdini’s Airbnb residence.
A chilling video footage showcased the Tiguan circling the vicinity for around an hour and a half. The vehicle eventually located Houdini leisurely strolling down the street at around 4 p.m. The Tiguan then executed a strategic U-turn, allowing the passenger a clear line of sight, following which a hail of bullets was unleashed on Houdini, striking him thrice.
Despite the video capturing the dreadful act, Khader contests that Hobbs was not the actual perpetrator behind the trigger. However, he asserts that Hobbs should still be held accountable for first-degree murder due to his involvement in the crime.
As Khader elaborates, “The shooter needed Hobbs […] he was essential.” He then played the video to the jury, demonstrating the shooter’s attack on Houdini which triggered a responsive retaliate by Houdini’s team.
Following the shootout, Houdini fled the scene in fear for his life, with Hobbs pursuing him in the Tiguan. As the shooter returned to the vehicle, Hobbs hastily fled the scene.
Hobbs’ defence lawyer, Leora Shamesh, argued that Hobbs had rented the car for the purpose of drug dealing while evading police attention. She questioned the logic behind Hobbs using a fake ID that carried his actual photograph if he intended to assassinate Houdini.
According to Shamesh, Hobbs had a criminal record and rented cars frequently to steer clear of police intervention while trafficking drugs.
Shamesh presented an alternate narrative to the jury that Hobbs was attempting to peddle cocaine in association with his partner, Jack Loor. Loor allegedly discharged his firearm in self-defence, mistaking an impending robbery. However, this narrative remains unverified as Loor was killed in 2022 and can’t corroborate the story.
The jury began their deliberations today to decide the fate of the accused, Cjay Hobbs, and seek justice for the untimely demise of the musical sensation, Houdini.
In conclusion, it is increasingly clear that Houdini’s death extends beyond a mere drug deal going wrong. The unfolding evidences and allegations in the courtroom suggest a much darker, calculated assassination plot. As the trial progresses, the world awaits the truth behind the tragic end of a celebrated musician.