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EXCLUSIVE: Opening Arguments Begin In Lil Boosie Murder Case


(AllHipHop News) Opening arguments began on Saturday (May 5) in front of a packed courtroom in the first degree murder trial of Baton Rouge rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch.

The Prosecution

Prosecution attorney, Dana Cummings, addressed the jury first with a detailed account of the murder plot and events leading up to the accused hit man Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding’s arrest.

Cummings told the jury that Terry Boyd had been released from prison and was staying with his sister and her boyfriend.

During the evening of October 21, 2009, Louding shot through a window and killed Terry Boyd, as he sat on the couch in the family’s den.

In exchange for his testimony, Cummings and District Attorney Hillar Moore agreed to give Louding a less than life sentence.

Cummings repeatedly referred to Louding as the ‘key’ to a ring of unsolved homicides.

Louding admitted, in a taped confession, to killing six individuals.

One of which he said was contracted by Lil Boosie, who allegedly paid him $2,800 for the murder.

The prosecution advised the jury to pay close attention to the demeanor of Michael Louding when he is on the witness stand testifying.

“If Michael Louding does not tell the truth, well that just makes my job easier, because I don’t have to figure out what less than life is,” Cummings said.

Other evidence that the jury will see comes from seized computers and hard drives.

A computer forensic specialist is expected to give testimony that songs recording by Lil’ Boosie were done during the same time frame that Terry Boyd’s murder was committed.

The song “187” is believed to have been recorded before the murder and contained the lyrics “Yo’ Marlo, the b**tch gotta die.”

Seven minutes after the murder occurred, Lil Boosie is said to have recorded the song “Body Bag” that contains the lyrics “rock a bye baby,” which Cummings said indicated someone is dead.

Cummings made it clear that she is not saying lyrics prove a motive but they do show Lil Boosie’s state of mind.

Before concluding her opening statement, Cummings told the jury that Michael Louding will reveal in court a tattoo on his stomach of an AK-47 that reads: “Yo Boosie Who’s Next?”

The prosecutor said Louding had the tattoo done on November 4, 2009, two weeks after Boyd was killed.

Adriene Pittman, who is believed to be the getaway driver, has a tattoo of the bible on his back and underneath the words: “Who’s Next?”

Lil Boosie has a tattoo of a smoking AK-47 with “Boss Man” written above it.

The Defense

Defense attorney Jason Williams began his opening statement by saying that Lil Boosie had no malicious feelings towards Terry Boyd.

In fact, Lil Boosie has a daughter with the victim’s sister.

They believe the District Attorney is more concerned with going after a high-profile rapper, than the individuals who actually had motive to commit the homicide.

The jury will learn of another man who was involved named Mike Judson.

The defense said that Boyd had robbed Judson of money and drugs, creating an ultimate a motive for Boyd being killed.

Judson is now deceased.

In regards to Marlo Mike’s testimony, Williams said “this guy [Marlo Mike] is off the chain.”

Williams said that not only did Louding claim that he hears voices in his head telling him to hurt people, but he also was in special education classes for the short time that he did attend school.

According to Williams, the recorded phone calls and letters in which Lil Boosie is accused of freaking out because he didn’t know what Marlo Mike told police, is normal.

“I would be freaking out too if there was a possibility of me serving a life sentence for a crime I didn’t commit,” Williams said.

The songs that were recorded are said to be re-sampling of songs Lil Boosie had previously recorded.

The defense said they do not correlate with the murder of Boyd.

Williams explained that Judson, Lil Boosie and Louding were simply grieving lost loved ones.

“The tattoos, well that means which one of my love ones are next to die,” Williams said.

After a brief recess, the state called their first witness, Ben Hawkins, the boyfriend of Boyd’s sister.

Hawkins gave testimony to his residence and that Terry Boyd had indeed just been released from prison and was staying at his home.

The next witness was Dr. Michael White, who happened to place a 911 call and stated that he saw two black males, one who was wearing a white shirt running along the fence and then again by railroad tracks.

The final witness of the day was Corporal Adcock.

Adcock gave testimony to the evidence collected at the crime scene, which included six 9mm shells and over 85 pictures snapped.

Members of Boyd’s family left out of the court room hysterically when some of the images were revealed.

Testimony will resume on Sunday afternoon.

  • “..Michael Louding will reveal in court a tattoo on his stomach of an AK-47 that reads: “Yo Boosie Who’s Next?”…’

    seriously?

    • bigdoe6

      He got the tattoo 2 weeks after he killed him, WTF. He basically snitched on himself. That’s all the evidence they need. It’s a wrap.

      • Apollo Showtime

        I don’t know about that, this is the same guy who claims he hears voices in his head telling him to hurt people and the little that he was in school, he was in special ed. He might not be right in his head and was gone off Boosie’s music as a crazed fan and got the tattoo to be like Boosie’s “Boss Man” tattoo. And the fact that Boosie has a daughter with the victims sister means there are other people like family and close friends who can testify that there was no animosity between Boosie and Boyd. That alone could break this case. As far as the “Marlo” shout out in the song, just say Boosie was a big fan of The Wire. I really thought Boosie’s goose was cooked in this case and they had everything against him, but if his defense is strong enough he could score a game winning shot in OT. The question now is how strong is his D and is Max B taking notes? Owww!

      • P H

        man these people not playing with him…that defence might work agaist somebody who is dumb but…they are not dumb…they play by a whole differnt set of laws in louisiana..you can get arrested for being drunk on bourbon street..highest incarseration rate in the WORLD

      • immackulate

        this nigga a fool lol

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        GO BACK 2 SKOOL U CANT READ

      • immackulate

        they told you that lil niggah was riding the little bus and taking remedial classes in h/school – that nigga BOOSIE just as wrong for hiring a RETARD to do the dirty work …

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  • dayleedumped

    Boosie was one crazy ass gangsta nigga thats all i gotta say.

  • therealest1

    Court on a Saturday?

    And don’t get tattoos of crimes you’ve committed. A no-brainer way to snitch on yourself.

    • nothinlessdenSour

      thats that south shit

      • immackulate

        man shut yo punk azz up …

  • NON-SENSE WHAT LYRICS AND TATTOO GOTTA DO WITH MURDER…DEY JUS WANT THE NIGGA MONEY DEN WHEN ITS DONE DEY RELEASE HIM

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  • Baby_Bluez

    This is interesting…

  •  It happens to each according to his consciousness, is the Law of Consciousness.

  • Boosie is innocent. Let the man go you have no real evidence against youre basically just hatin.

  • duck22

    man release da man yall hating cuz he got $$$$$$$$$$ dats all yall want. da man is a beast on da mike and a father of his 3 children. he is caught up n a money trail. i wear my 2 free lil boosie t-shirts proudly whereever i go .FREE BOOSIE MAN.

    • “THEY WANNA RAILROAD A NIGGA AN LOSE ME IN THE SYSTEM BUT LIKE C-MURDA AN MAC I REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM: -FREE BOOSIE 

  • melthemack

    Reblogged this on 97.9 The Beat and commented:
    Free Lil Boosie………..

  • EQ

    damn not looking good for boosie

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  • WillVetterGoodin

    You kill people, YOU GO TO JAIL. this dude is a waste of a human being, killing people is not “gangster” its stupid and ignorant and if you support this, then you are stupid and ignorant as well.

    • what else would be considered “gangster”

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        GANGSTERS DONT GO 2 JAIL EVEN LIL BOOSIE SAID REAL GANGSTERS DONT SEE 25 WAT I WAS TOLD U GOT 2 BE SHOOTIN AT COPS 2 BE GANGSTER

      • bucks sorin

        you stupid dawg boosie said real niggaz don`t see 25 cuz they ether die or go to jail

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        there is no such thing as a gangsta if u in jail unless u gay if u ben 2 jail or prison u would  understand if not dont speak on street shit bitch

      • Terrance Goodman

         Pac showed these fucks real gangsters

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        pac was real but no gangsta

    • immackulate

      killing people = as GANGSTER as it get

  • dominicancoke

    if he’s  innocent than cool let boosie go but if they can actually prove that boosie had gun’s for hire than he deserves life.imagine if that was your brother laying in that casket stop dick riding boosie till the truth come out since when does being a rapper make you a saint or gives you a free pass to freedom? stop dick riding the man i love his music and really hope hes innocent so we can hear some more of it but if he aided to take peoples life he deserves what ever he get’s

    • immackulate

      good shyt myG

  • P H

    put a fork in him..hes done…the tattos alone will do him in…and for those who say they want his money..the dude isnt rich..doubt he even had a millie in the bank..

  • rep87

    The case appears weak tattos and lyrics that is being torn apart by Defense atty two different meaning  i dont see a guilty verdict but a hung jury proscutors case is built on a derange admitted killer of 6 people whos mental state is in question we must all learn from this watch who you have around you proscutors will take the word of a killer over a honest person they do it every day !

    • immackulate

      you real stoopid fam if you think BOOSIE is honest … lol

  • $18592567

    This story sounds unbelievable. I think Boosie is about to beat this charge and he’ll probably be out when that other bid is finished…

  • LouisianaHotBoy

    The truth will come out!

  • ANDRE SALAZAR

    Typical case with NO real evidence! Why would he kill his own brother-in-law? Doesn’t really make any sense & looks like a case set-up for defence attorney’s to rip apart! I’m not sure why the prosecutors would go ahead with a case if they knew there were other possible motives. At the very least, the jury has an automatic “hung-jury” or acquittal, because there are too many different possibilities to consider. Boosie’s chances look a lot better now. 

    • justyouraverage

      9 outta 10  killers are someone u are related to or know verry well makes loads of sense

  • FREE BOOSIE SAVANNAH GOT YOUR BACK HOMIE

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      REST IN PEACE 2 CAMOFLAUJE MAN HE WAS GONNA BLOW  2 HE WAS ALREADY IN THE DOOR REALLY BUT THEY KILLED THAT  NIGGA MAN CAMOFLAUJE  WAS HOT 2 N HE WAS A YOUNG NIGGA

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    they wrong they tryna charge boosie 4 the killin of his brother in law they kno they lyin now

  •  Even Floyd Mayweather agreed that this was his toughest fight so far

  • Biba Adams

    Great coverage. I appreciate that we can get the updates on this story. I wish Boosie the best possible and deserved outcome.

  • immackulate

    5 gone in 6 mos … who pd to have NUSSIE killed ?!?!?!?

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  • space21

    2800 hundid aint shit, they trying to frame you bruh!!!!! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!!

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  • free boosie boo even if he did do it..fuck it dats life.. niggas act up dey get layed dwn

  • Chief A Lott

    This gonna be good….on both sides..but lil boosie is in a state where the conviction rate of young black men are extremely high..for any, and every cause. Pray for the Best…Prepare for the Worst

    • mj

      the jury are mostly black people

  • mj

    Michael Louding, the prosecutions key witness, denies shooting Terry Boyd.

  • mj

    this case over with lol

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  • BAYNIG4SHO

    THIS IS WHERE THAT TOUGH GUY STUFF GETS YOU!

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