As earlier reported the trial against Aubrey Louis Berry has begun as he has been charged with the murder of former Konvict Muzik rapper, Dolla.
The trial has already shown conflicting stories in the murder and each side is trying to establish whether the shooter or the rapper incited the act.
With prosecution opening the argument, the shooting has been described as a cold case of being a well calculated murder done by Berry who calmly had valet get his car and drove by the body after the shooting.
“Roderick was senselessly gunned down by Aubrey Berry in a hail of gunfire,” said Deputy District Attorny Robert Grace, according to the Associated Press.
The defense, however, is calling the incident a case of self-defense and are stating that Dolla might have urged the shooting to occur when he allegedly told Berry, “Today, you’re going to die.”
In trying to make their case more valid, Berry’s defense attorney, Howard Price, plans to reference some lyrics from the rapper as evidence that Dolla portrayed a violent image. Along with his music, Price also believes that Dolla was an active member of the Mansfield Crips which could have been a factor in Berry fearing for his life.
As the proceedings go into tomorrow, Crystal Jackson, former girlfriend of the slain rapper, will continue her testimony as she was the last witness to be called following testimonies from employees of Airtran and Southwest Airlines as to what the procedures are for a license gun owner to follow when bringing a firearm onto a plane, according to the Hip-Hop Enquirer.
Dolla, real name Roderick Anthony Burton, was gunned down on May 18, 2009 outside of the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles, CA. Being shot at by Berry eight times, four bullets were able to strike and kill Burton.