Earlier this week on Monday May 7, the opening statements in rapper Lil Boosie’s trial for the murder or Terry Boyd began. Now, just four days have passed and both the prosecution and defense have announced that they are resting their case.
According to the Advocate, the prosecution announced its intention to rest its case against the Baton Rogue after calling 27 witnesses to the stand. Moments later, the defense team also announced their intention to rest without calling a single witness.
“Based upon the burden of proof lying with the state, the defense rests with the witnesses the state has put on,” said one of Boosie’s lawyers Jason Williams.
Following both sides closing their respective cases, the jury called a recess to deliberate. The trial will begin tomorrow Friday May 11 with the closing arguments from both sides.
UPDATE: Moments ago, on May 11, it was reported that Lil Boosie was found not guilty of the murder of Terry Boyd. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Network WAFB reports that after a 90 minute jury deliberation that the Trill Fam rapper was released of charges.
There were reportedly family, friends and fans of the Trill Records artist cheering after the verdict outside the courthouse.
HipHopDX will keep you updated as information breaks.