Monday, July 19, 2010
Lil Boosie Another one bites the Dust
Baton Rouge born Hip Hop rapper Lil Boosie (A.K.A Torrance Hatch) is not a stranger at all to trouble with the law. He has previously been incarcerated for probation violation on drug and gun charges. The Trill Entertainment rapper and two of his associates (one of which was only 17 years old) were indicted on first-degree murder charges by a grand jury on Thursday, June 17th.
The men are accused of being involved in the shooting of 35-year-old Terry Boyd in his own house last October. District attorney Hiler Moore stated that the killing seemed to be "over turf" and that if Lil Boosie is convicted the death penalty is not out of the question. That very same day, Boosie was also indicted on multiple drug and conspiracy charges for smuggling large amounts of codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into prison with intent to distribute it. His girlfriend, a prison guard and a fellow inmate were also charged as co-conspirators. In addition to these charges, prosecutors believe the 27-year-old rapper may have been involved in at least five other slayings.
When asked if he had anything to say to his fans he replied simply "I'm innocent," Boosie is already incarcerated at Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisianna . In addition Adrian Pittman, 36, Jared Williams, 20, Kendrick Johnson, 19, Johnathan Rogers, 17 and Ryan “Sneaks” Carroll, 16, have all been charged with first degree murders as well.
Below is a brief summary of all the charge that Boosie faces:
• 1st Degree Murder of Terry Boyd, 35, shot to death inside his residence at 16837 Vermillion Drive on 10/21/09. The shots were fired from outside home through a window.
• 3 counts PWITD Narcotics (Schedule II-Codeine, Schedule I-Ecstacy and Schedule I-Marijuana)
• 3 counts Conspiracy to commit PWITD Narcotics
• 2 counts Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Penal Institution