(AllHipHop News) Here we go again. For decades, accused criminals have used the “rap music made me do it” excuse for their actions, but in a murder trial in the United Kingdom it was the other side that brought rap music into the case.
An unnamed 16-year-old is standing trial for brutally stabbing 17-year-old Fico Dougan last September. According to the prosecution, the defendant was heard saying, “When I listen to rap music I want to stab somebody.”
The teenager then allegedly got a knife from the kitchen, returned to the living room, and stabbed the boy in the chest so hard the blade went all the way through the victim’s back. Witnesses say there was no apparent reason for the attack.
Others at the scene attempted to stopped the teen. A friend began yelling at the defendant, but he was “paying no attention; he was not listening.”
The accused teen was later arrested at his home. Police stated they found him outside burning clothes.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to killing Dougan. The defense is seeking a manslaughter conviction on the grounds of diminished responsibility due to post-traumatic stress disorder.