Rapper Baygeen Sentenced to 22 Years for Vallejo Homicide

Derek Ray Pittman, also known as "Baygeen," will serve time after plea deal.

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    Baygeen is behind bars.

    Derek Ray Pittman, who was known in rap circles as "Baygeen," was sentenced to 21 years, 8 months in prison on Wednesday for the 2012 homicide of a Vallejo man, according to reports.

    The Vallejo Times-Herald reported that Pittman pleaded guilty in June to shooting 23-year old Danell Lashawn Stevens, 23, on Valentine's Day 2012.

    The shooting happened on the same day Baygeen wished the Country Club Crest neighborhood, where Stevens was killed, a happy day.

    Pittman turned himself in to police a few days after the killing.

    Pittman had a rap sheet throughout the Bay Area, including drug and theft charges.

    It's not clear why Pittman shot Stevens, who had two children and was studying at Heald College to be a dental assistant.

    Pittman was in 2013 briefly declared incompetent to stand trial after, he claimed, suffering major depression while in custody, according to one report.