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|Christopher George Latore Wallace||5/21/1972||24 yrs.*||Male||Biological|
* Age at time of death
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Where and/or how did Voletta Wallace and George Latore meet?
They met in New York City.
Why did Voletta Wallace and George Latore break up?
Other Relationship Information about Voletta Wallace and George Latore:
George was Voletta's first love and he left her while she was pregnant to return to his family in London, England.
Voletta raised Christopher in Brooklyn while teaching pre-school and studying for a master's degree.
Voletta took over her son's estate and has started the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation to bring education to the inner city. She lived in the house her son owned in New Jersey, but recently moved to Pennsylvania.
In March 2005, Ms. Wallace and other family members of Christopher Wallace filed a wrongful death claim against the LAPD based on the evidence championed by Russell Poole. They claimed the LAPD had sufficient evidence to arrest the assailant, but failed to utilize it. David Mack and Amir Muhammad (a.k.a. Harry Billups) were originally named as defendants in the civil suit, but were dropped shortly before the trial began after the LAPD and FBI dismissed them as suspects. In July 2005, the case was declared a mistrial after the judge showed concern that the police were withholding evidence. An attempt to expand the wrongful death lawsuit to include new claims failed in August 2006.
On April 16, 2007, Ms. Wallace and other relatives filed a second wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, California. The suit also named two LAPD officers in the center of the LAPD Rampart Division corruption probe, Rafael Perez and Nino Durden. According to the claim, Perez, an alleged affiliate of Death Row Records, admitted to LAPD officials that he and Mack (who was not named in the lawsuit) "conspired to murder, and participated in the murder of Christopher Wallace". The Wallace family believe the LAPD "consciously concealed Rafael Perez's involvement in the murder of ... Wallace".
Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett portrayed Voletta in the 2009 biopic, Notorious.