(AllHipHop News) Lyrics to a variety of Lil Boosie songs were played to the jury during the rapper’s first-degree murder trial.
Boosie is accused of hiring a 16-year-old named “Marlo” Michael Louding to shoot and kill a 35-year-old named Terry Boyd, in October of 2009.
On Wednesday (May 9), Constantino Dimitirelos, a forensic IT specialist, was called to the stand to give testimony to the evidence he was able to retrieve from computers seized from Lil Boosie’s residence.
Two pictures were found on the hard drive. One of the pictures was taken at Lil Boosie’s residence on November 4, 2009 at 10:35 p.m.
It was of Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding getting a tattoo of an AK-47 and the words: “Yo Boosie Who’s Next.”
The other picture was of Adrian “Pokey” Pittman getting a similar tattoo.
The computer forensic expert also testified that he found several songs and lyrics created surrounding the date of Terry Boyd’s murder, October 20 and October 21, 2009.
Dimitirelos testified that the lyrics to Lil Boosie’s song “187” were recorded between 11:24 and 11:54 on the night of October 20th.
Jurors listened to explicit lyrics that included:
“five dead in six months.”
“Who ever tried to play me they dead now.”
“Yo Marlo, he drive a Monte Carlo, dat’ b**ch grey, I want him dead today, here go the cake.”
The same night the lyrics to “Bodybag” were recorded at 12:50 a.m.
On November 2, 2009 the song “Somebody in Trouble” was said to be recorded.
The jury also heard some of the lyrics which included:
“I’ll kill you with my money”
“I got some killers on my payroll, and they know when it’s time to handle business, ni**as lay low.”
The jurors also heard lyrics from the song “Lime Life” that was recorded on May 21, 2009 with fellow Louisiana rapper Hurricane Chris.
Those lyrics include:
“If you don’t squeeze ya trigga that reaper come and get ya’…”
“Ain’t no love in my body, Marlo Mike up in the backseat beggin’ for a body”
Lil Boosie’s attorney, Jason Williams, said the prosecution was attempting to use Lil Boosie’s rap persona as a negative portrayal of his character.
The defense said the songs were irrelevant to Boyd’s homicide.
Williams explained that the lyrics were used previously by Lil Boosie in mixtapes that were already released prior to October 2009 and were being resampled.
Williams said “this is a man who was making music, spending time and energy to develop a persona to sell records. Same way NWA did, same way Public Enemy does. Same way Johnny Cash did.”
After the time frame of the lyrics were examined, Dimitirelos, gave an account of the cell phone usage of Louding during the night of October 21, 2009.
Dimitirelos said that he cannot determine who was on the phone or what was said, but based on the GPS tracker on most phones, he was able to tell the movements from the phone number Louding identified as his during that time.
The tracker showed that the phone belonging to Louding was in the vicinity of the murder scene as well as Torence Lil Boosie’s residence on October 21, 2009.
The forensic expert also testified that none of the calls made from Louding’s phone were routed to the numbers used by Lil Boosie.
The day took an interesting turn when the prosecution called their last witness of the day, Hatch’s cousin, Carvis “Donkey” Webb.
The jury had heard much about the man referred to only by “Donkey” in this case.
“Donkey” has served as the liaison for Lil Boosie and Louding.
When Webb took the stand, Judge Mike Erwin warned him of the consequences of perjury.
Webb told the courtroom him and Lil Boosie are very close cousins. Webb said “Him [Lil Boosie] and Terry Boyd has never had beef whatsoever.”
Webb also admitted that Louding called him several times while he was in jail.
“I been convicted, he know I know how it go” Webb said to Cummings. “I told Marlo Mike to tell the truth, if Boosie had something to do with it, tell the truth.”
He continued, “I have no problem with Marlo, I personally think he’s innocent.”
The prosecution then decided to play recorded phone calls between Webb and Louding.
In the phone calls the jury was able to hear Webb say to Louding, “You gotta roll with what I’m telling you, follow my lead,” and “Ain’t nobody see you do nothing ‘cause you ain’t do nothing,” and “F **k what happened at first, it’s all about you and Hatch…We need Hatch out to put the bread up.”
When the tapes were done, Dana Cummings said to Webb, “Isn’t it true that follow my lead means tell the lies I tell you to tell?” before Webb could reply, Defense attorney Williams objected to the leading question.
Cummings then continued to ask why Donkey had suggested that Lil Boosie could put ‘the bread’ up?
“Torrence [Lil Boosie] is the wealthiest person in our family because of him being a rapper, if he is out making music, then he can help,” Webb explained.
Before coming off the stand, Cummings asked Webb, if he was so interested in telling the truth, why does he use slang words?
Webb replied, “I wasn’t taught to talk like you talk [Cummings]…We rappers. That’s the way we run it. When I say ‘run it’ it means, ‘say it’ or ‘talk.’”