Benzino’s Nephew Pleads Not-Guilty, Claims Self-Defense [PHOTOS]
The strange case of Benzino’s family shooting continues as his nephew Gai Scott has pleaded not guilty in shooting his infamous uncle this past Saturday, March 29.
Reports The Boston Globe:
Gai Scott appeared in Plymouth District Court today to face a charge of armed assault with intent to murder. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf by attorney Jon Ciraulo. Scott, 36, of Randolph is accused of shooting his uncle, Raymond E. Scott, 48, a rapper and reality star known by the stage name of Benzino.
“When the dust settles, this case will be shown to be self-defense,’’ Ciraulo said.
Gai Scott was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing requested by Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office.
Scott was discharged from the hospital shortly after 11 a.m. today and could not immediately be reached to respond to the assertions by his nephew’s defense attorney that he had acted in defense. But Scott’s long-time attorney, Martin K. Leppo, responded on the elder Scott’s behalf.
“Six shots into Ray Scott’s car, and he chased him on the highway,’’ said Leppo, a veteran criminal and civil attorney. “That doesn’t sound like self-defense to me.’’
Zino was avoiding attending his mother’s funeral on Saturday due to the growing tension when he ran into his nephew and the struggle occurred. Benzino’s own sister even dismissed her brother’s claims, telling the Globe, “I would suggest that he [the uncle] has an agenda in utilizing and self-promoting at this time.”
Following the shooting Benzino posted pictures of himself in a hospital gurney to which the Internet lacked any compassion and chill for.
Their family business is now show business. Check out the strugge face the younger Scott is making in police custody on the flip.
Photo: AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr, Pool