Update: Judge Reconsiders Admitting Gun In Lil Wayne’s Weapons Case
Lil Wayne was offered a second chance in court today (April 23). After originally ruling that he would admit a gun as evidence in Weezy’s ’07 weapons possession case, Manhattan Superior Court Judge Charles Solomon has decided to reconsider.
The Associated Press reports that Solomon decided to reopen the hearing on whether or not to include the .40 caliber handgun in the case upon prosecutor Joan Illuzi-Orbon’s request. In light of learning of an undisclosed conversation between the arresting officer and the New Orleans rap star, Orbon asked the judge to re-evaluate.
As previously reported the woman busted Wayne after she boarded the Grammy-award-winning tour bus allegedly smelling marijuana. She claims to have witnessed Weezy trying to hide a gun as she approached him on the vehicle. Wayne’s lawyer Stacey Richman believes the officer falsely claimed that she smelled smoke in order to illegally get into the vehicle. The rap star had just finished a performance at the Beacon Theatre.
Wayne, who pled not guilty and is free on $70,000 bail, is scheduled to return to court on May 20. – Elan Mancini