Jamal Rashead Trulove of VH1 Reality Show "I Love New York 2" Convicted of Murder

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) In July 2007, Jamal Rashead Trulove appeared on the VH1 reality show "I Love New York 2," just three weeks before he shot a man outside a San Francisco public housing project.

Photo: Jamal Rashead Trulove.

Now he must pay. Tuesday, a jury convicted the 29-year-old former reality show contestant of first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

San Francisco prosecutors say on July 23, 2007, Trulove shot and killed 28-year-old Seu Kuka in the Sunnydale public housing project when Kuka was chasing Trulove's brother during a fight, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Photo: Tiffany "New York" Pollard.

Truelove was arrested in Monterey County on a $5 million murder warrant several months later.

But Truelove was not without his charms. He was among five Internet contestants selected for "I Love New York 2," a VH1 program where romantic hopefuls competed for Tiffany "New York" Pollard's affection.

He didn't make it far however. Truelove appeared on the first episode and was dismissed from the show for fighting. The program was filmed in Los Angeles just three weeks before Kuka's murder.

Truelove faces 50 years to life in prison when sentenced March 19.

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