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A judge in the Lil Boosie murder case has ruled to allow some of the rapper’s lyrics as evidence in his murder trial. Judge Mike Erwin granted the motion to have three of the Louisiana native’s lyrics submitted to show intent in the prosecution’s case against him.

The ruling was reached following a four-hour pre-trial hearing Tuesday (April 24). Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is accused of hiring a hitman to murder Terry Boyd back in 2009. The shooter, Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding is also wanted in connection with six other murders in the area. Interrogative detective Alvin Howard, of the Baton Rouge Police Department, testified that lines like “187,” “murk” and “cake,” found in Boosie’s music reference the killing. Howard also said that Louding admitted to being paid $2800 to commit the murder, yet the defense argued that the detective never verified where the funds actually came from.

Since his incarceration, Boosie—who was rumored to have died behind bars— has continued to release new music, and penned a letter to fans thanking them for their support. If convicted, he faces life in prison.



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