Video: Jury Selection Begins In Lil Boosie Murder Trial

“Several hundred people will arrive in downtown Baton Rouge Monday as potential jurors for the murder trial of Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie, but only 12 of them will eventually be selected to hear the case. Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, is on trial for first-degree murder. However, the death penalty is not on the table if he’s found guilty. A total of 700 people have been summoned to appear for jury duty this week for this trial and others. Normally, 500 people are summoned. Hatch faces murder charges in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme. The judge is allowing some specific lyrics to be brought up in the trial. Prosecutors said specific lyrics equal intent. Defense attorneys said it’s just a rapper doing his job. Three specific words are what prosecutors hope will link Torrence Hatch to the killing of Terry Boyd on October 21, 2009. Those words include 187, mirk and cake.” -WAFB

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