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Notorious B.I.G. Murder Mystery Goes To Trial...

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

162-Biggie_Smalls.gif The mystery of who gunned down Notorious B.I.G. — and why — has frustrated and fascinated the hip-hop world for eight years. With FBI and police investigations failing to net even a suspect, a swirl of theories implicated corrupt cops, gang hits, bicoastal beefs — or all three at once. None have been provable, so far.

The case finally is in court, as a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the New York rapper's family against the city of Los Angeles and its police department. On Tuesday, a nine-person jury was selected. The panel is expected to at least get a peek inside the so-called murder book showing whom the Los Angeles Police Department interviewed and which leads were followed.

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