Man Arrested For The Stabbing Death Of Former R&B Singer
According to ABC-13, police said an anonymous tip that led them to a person named Andre Ford who has now been charged with murder..
Cotton, 46, was stabbed to death outside of Fondren Food Mart in Houston, Texas. After the incident, many people flocked to the scene to ascertain if it had been someone they knew. William King, Cedrick’s uncle, was one among those onlookers, ABC-13 reports. .
“I saw him just lying there,” he said. “I couldn’t do nothing but just cry last night.”
Cotton’s mother, Delores Floyd, told ABC-13 her son was a daily customer at the shop , where he’d often ride his bike to.
“The next thing i do know , i buy this call and that i heard people … ‘He comes here a day . He doesn’t bother anybody. He’s an honest guy,’” Floyd said.
Cotton, who glided by the pseudonym Swab, was one fourth of Ideal, who came onto the scene around 1999 and toured and performed for years. The group was best known for his or her single “Whatever.”
Cotton helped create Ideal, which started in California and consisted of himself, his brother, cousin and highschool friend.
“They were on ‘Soul Train,’ ‘Donnie and Marie Show,’ ‘The Parkers,'” Floyd said.
It isn’t known what led up to the killing.