Friday, January 14, 2011

"G's to Gents' " Contestant Charged with Murder

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Courtesy of Miami-Herald

When Baron ``Dirty'' Colon joined an MTV reality show featuring street thugs in 2009, he swore to reform or else wind up behind bars.

His own words proved prophetic: Police arrested Colon last week, charging him with the murder of a Kendall artist during a botched heist.

Colon, 24, of Miami Gardens, was a finalist on the second season of MTV's From G's to Gents, which offered $100,000 to the ``real'' gangster who most turned his life around. He competed against 15 contestants on the show, which claims to transform ``rough-around-the-edges young men'' into dapper, successful gentlemen.

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