Friday, May 11, 2012
Rapper Lil Boosie Has Been Found Not Guilty
Lil Boosie has been found not guilty of murder.
The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half.
The prosecution offered its closing first starting around 9:30 a.m.
In its closing, the prosecution said the evidence speaks for itself. Prosecutor Dana Cummings said Michael Louding, known as “Marlo Mike,” admitted on interrogation tape that Hatch gave him $2,800 in $20s after the murder. She said Carvis “Donkey” Webb and Hatch worked on Louding to get him to tell the “truth.” According to Cummings, during phone calls to Louding, Webb told him, “Follow my lead and you coming home Marlo.”
She also told the jury Hatch wrote in a letter to his mother that he might have said some things that incriminate him. Cummings said the lyrics in Hatch’s songs again prove his intent. She said in the phrase “Yo Marlo” he even calls out his hit man. “That’s billboard strong,” Cummings said.
“This case not about Boosie, but who’s being tried first?” Williams asked. “Not the man who says he killed six people.”
“Where is that letter? Why didn’t Lee Lucas testify?” the attorney asked.
He also stated lots of lyrics were played, but prosecutors didn’t play the one that said fuck Hillar Moore. “Why?” he asked.
Prosecutors were given a chance to speak to the jury one last time and finished around 2 p.m.
The judge then gave jurors instructions and they were sent to deliberate the case.
Defense attorneys for Hatch rested their case Thursday afternoon without calling any witnesses.
The 29-year-old rapper faces a first-degree murder charge.
Prosecutors contend Hatch hired Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill Terry Boyd, 35, who was shot to death through a window while inside his home in 2009.
Hatch is currently serving an 8-year prison term on drug charges and is being held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.