Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 6:00PM
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie‘s fate in a first-degree murder trial could be determined off one of his rap songs as reports claim his lyrics may be used by prosecutors.
According to reports, a Tuesday hearing took place to determine the validity of using Boosie’s rhymes in the upcoming trial.
A judge ruled today that three very specific rap lyrics can be used to show personal intent in the First-Degree murder trial for Baton Rouge rapper Lil’ Boosie. The pre-trial hearing held in Judge Mike Erwin’s courtroom lasted for roughly four hours on Tuesday, April 24. The focus of the hearing was to determine whether lyrics written by Torrence Hatch, aka Lil’ Boosie, could be used as evidence in his trial, which is set to begin on Monday, April 30. (NBC 33 TV)
One of the rapper’s tracks, featuring BG, could potentially be used by prosecutors.
His song, “187,” in particular, is under a lot of scrutiny. Lil’ Boosie recorded the controversial track with BG, another Louisiana rapper who has had his fair share of legal trouble. “Any n___a who ever tried to play me, they dead now,” Boosie raps in his first verse. The prosecution specifically noted the use of “187,” “murk,” and “cake” as slang terms commonly used to describe murder and money. Although the song can not be played in its entirety, nor can any verse be read line by line, Judge Mike Erwin ruled that those three specific words can be used as evidence against Boosie. (Billboard)
Earlier this month, Boosie avoided a death penalty fate in his murder case.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III, who noted that Hatch’s attorneys did not oppose his office’s request for an anonymous jury, said jurors will be identified only by number “out of fairness and assistance to the jurors.” “It’s just something we thought would be better for the case and the jurors,” he said outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse downtown after a status hearing in Hatch’s murder case. Moore said his office is not seeking the death penalty against Hatch, meaning he would be sentenced to life in prison if convicted as charged. Hatch also submitted Wednesday to a handwriting sample at the request of prosecutors. (The Advocate)
In late November, Boosie was sentenced to eight years behind bars for drug smuggling.
Now, Boosie’s lawyer tells us … the rapper is happy with the resolution — because Boosie is confident officials will allow him to participate in a drug rehab program so he can beat his addiction to codeine and other drugs. Boosie — who’s also facing 1st degree murder charges in an unrelated case — released a statement to TMZ … saying, “Don’t worry about me I am getting help with my drug addiction and I am accepting full responsibility for the choice I made.” Boosie adds, “I am going to fight the false murder charge till the end. Love you all.” (TMZ)
Check out some past Lil Boosie footage below:
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