Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tru Life offered plea deal
New details in rapper Tru Life's murder case was revealed on Wednesday (February 16).
According to DNAinfo.com, the rapper (real name: Robert Rosado) has been offered a plea deal by Assistant District Attorney Linda Ford, where he would serve a 10-year sentence for a second-degree murder, gang assault and assault charges, stemming from the fatal stabbing of a man nearly two years ago.
Tru Life allegedly had a hand in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Christopher Guerrero during a fight, outside a Manhattan apartment building in June 2009.
A second man was hospitalized in the attack, with stab wounds. Both the rapper, 34, and his bother Marcus Rosado, were the alleged attackers.
Investigators said the incident followed a dispute outside Pacha nightclub just hours before.
His brother would get 12 years in the plea deal, but they would also have to waive the opportunity to appeal.
Tru Life's lawyer, Alan Abramson, told DNAinfo that the deal would still have to be discussed with his client. But if it wasn't accepted, the brothers will go to trial on the first Monday in March.
The rapper was arrested days after the incident, in 2009, and when he initially appeared in court, he entered a not guilty plea. He has since been held, pending trial.
Tru Life signed with Jay Z's label Roc-A-Fella in 2005. According to reports, he has since released him from the label.
courtesy of BallerStatus