Lil Boosie Found Not Guilty of Murder

Torence “Lil Boosie” Hatch has been found not guilty of murder.

After deliberating for about an hour on Friday (May 11), an East Baton Rouge Parish jury acquitted Lil Boosie of the alleged murder-for-hire plot of Terry Boyd. Upon hearing the verdict, Boosie balled up his fist and held his right arm in the air.

The city’s 19th Judicial District Courthouse was filled with people both inside and outside the courtroom, many of which let out a collective gasp upon hearing the results.

Cars on the immediate Baton Rouge streets surrounding the Courthouse began blaring Boosie songs.

The news of the verdict also became an instant trending topic on Twitter with fellow rappers and fans commenting on it.

Despite the acquittal, Boosie isn’t a free man just yet. He’s still currently serving an eight-year prison sentence on drug charges at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. That being said, Friday’s acquittal does spell a sigh of relief, considering Boosie was facing life in prison if found guilty of first or second-degree murder.

Hatch was accused of paying Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding, then-17, now 19, to kill Boyd, 35, in October 2009 because Hatch allegedly discovered from an inmate that Boyd had planned an attack on him.

However, the jury didn’t see it that way, announcing Boosie not guilty, despite prosecutors presenting the jury with lyrics from the Baton Rouge rapper on Wednesday (May 9). That day seen the prosecution playing a selection of Boosie’s song, “187,” in which he raps:

“Yo Marlo/He drive a Monte Carlo/That bitch gray, I want that nigga dead today.”

Wednesday, Day 5, of the case also saw prosecutors have Constantino Dimitrelos take the stand. Dimitrelos, a forensic IT specialist, examined hard drives taken from Hatch’s computers and deciphered that the rapper had recorded his verse less than an hour before the murder had taken place.

As damaging as that may have been to the defense, Boosie was found not guilty.—Mark Lelinwalla with reporting by Ryan Buxton

  • http://outthedog.com Trevanne Foxton

    This is such wonderful new for us Boosie fans. Free Lil Boosie!

  • not the biggest boosie fan but..

    glad to see that they didnt do him dirty.thought they still would say guilty.

  • J.O.S.H.

    BOOSIE DA BADDEST!!!! FTP

  • http://hop marcus d

    Justice is blind, another guilty man gets away.

    • destiny

      aye marcus,you blind boosie a guilty sooo be quiet

  • Escobar9300

    Fuck Boosie. That dude is still garbage. I don’t wish another man life in prison, but the hip hop game doesnt need an ignorant fool like boosie representing it.

  • SHORTYC

    BOOSIE IS ONE THAT GOT AWAY WITH MURDER,THAT GOES TO SHOW IF YOU HAVE THAT PAPER YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING

  • http://FACEBOOK.COM BREE ROBiNSON

    HE A FiGHTER SO i KNO HE WAS GNE BE PROVEN iNNOCENT!

  • realnigga free boossie

    fuck da haterzzz free ma nigga boosie..hip hop need you on da gangsta musik no this 50 lames..u ma real nigga..money dont do bossie bad azz

  • LiquidFilth

    free my nigga boosie on some real talk

  • http://yahoo.com bkfresh83

    but he was found guilty of being the worst rapper alive in the 1st degree

    • mj

      lame…

      • http://yahoo bkfresh83

        you must be a fan of this cornball

  • francis nasim

    happy mothers day sean john a.k.a. swag-my new name is swag-enjoy ciroc and one newport in 63 degree silence for 42 seconds wit a kiss on ya neck from kalanthropy.then put it out wit champagne drip.ahhhh! you just one a new car.peace!

  • http://XXLMag.com Greg H

    Know what the FUCK IT IS to be from Baton Rouge, La. ( Tha Big Raggedy) & don’t judge a Muthafucka , it get Gangsta EVERYWHERE, but come try ,US, then you’ll know what Bad Azz talkin Bout!!!!

  • http://twitter cj pompey

    FREE MY NIGGA BOOSIE!!!

  • TigerPawRaw

    That’s wild tho, with the lyrics of that song and them figuring out he recorded it an hour before dude got killed. I heard they were gonna try using his lyrics against him, but I thought it was just gonna be trying to use typical gun talk as proof he had dude murdered. But Boosie’s lyrics are pretty specific (especially if dude drove a grey Monte Carlo). Anyways, I’m not a fan of Boosie, but I’m glad dude beat the charge. Wishing prison on any man is NOT what’s up. If it’s meant to be for Boosie to catch something for his actions, it’s meant to be. Peace

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  • http://twitter.com/SmokeAlot_Weed αηgεℓ™

    FREE LIL BOOSIE!

  • papi chullo

    187 gets off though I never paid attention to the lyrics im glad he isn’t guilty.