Nationally acclaimed Baton Rouge rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie’’ Hatch, imprisoned since November in a drug case, was indicted today in what prosecutors are calling the murder-for-hire of a local man in October.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted the 27-year-old Hatch on a count of first-degree murder in the Oct. 21 shooting death of 35-year-old Terry Boyd.
Hatch, a girlfriend, a former Dixon Correctional Institute guard and an inmate also were indicted on drug charges that allege they conspired to bring contraband – codeine, marijuana pills and synthetic marijuana – into the prison.
Two other Baton Rouge men – 17-year-old Michael “Marlo Mike’’ Louding and 36-year-old Adrian Pittman – were indicted earlier this month on first-degree murder charges in Boyd’s killing.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said investigators are looking into whether Hatch and others were involved in at least five other slayings since early last year.
Louding is charged in six murders during that time span, including the February 2009 shooting death of local up-and-coming rapper Chris “Nussie’’ Jackson.