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Lil Boosie beat the murder rap. WAFB in Baton Rouge reports that Boosie, born Torence Hatch, has been found not guilty of first-degree murder.

The jury deliberated for only an hour and a half before handing down its verdict. While the prosecution thought it had an open and shut case after calling 27 witnesses and thanks to an alleged confession from  Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding, which he later recanted during the trial, and damning song lyrics, the jury clearly saw things differently. The defense closed its case yesterday without calling a single witness and argued that their simply was too much doubt, and “deception,” surrounding the circumstances of Terry Boyd’s death.

“This case not about Boosie, but who’s being tried first?” said Boosie’s lawyer, Jason Williams, in his closing arguments, delivered this morning. “Not the man who says he killed six people.” Williams also added that authorities were simply looking for a high profile arrest, telling the jury, “What’s bigger than a rapper going down for murder?”

Worth noting is that the jury consisted of six Black women, two Black men, three white women and one white man. Boosie Bad Azz isn’t coming home anytime soon, though. He is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guily to separate drug charges late last year.;;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=7222731;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News%2520-%2520Hard%2520News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay;galleryType=wnstory;galleryId=18308119


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Photo: Judiciary Report