Published May 11, 2012A couple of years back, things went from bad to worse for rapper Lil Boosie, who was already serving time for drug and weapon charges when he was indicted for first-degree murder. At the time, he insisted that he was innocent, and it looks as if the courts agree with him, since he has been found not guilty.
The Baton Rouge rhymer, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was accused of ordering the shooting of 35-year-old Terry Boyd in 2009. TMZ reports that the prosecution tried to use Boosie's violent lyrics as evidence of his crime, but this argument may have worked against them, since Boosie's defence claimed that the case was influenced by the rapper's music.
The jury reportedly deliberated for around 90 minutes before delivering the verdict today (May 11). This doubtless came as a huge relief to Hatch, since there was talk of him receiving the death penalty if convicted.
He's not out of the woods just yet, however, since he's still in prison at the Louisiana State Penitentiary on drug charges.