Rapper Beanie Sigel celebrated a victory in his
attempted-murder case in April, but the rapper has not escaped the clutches of
the law yet.
The Philadelphia district attorney’s office
set a new trial yesterday at Common Pleas Court in a second attempt to convict
Sigel for allegedly shooting a man outside of a West Philadelphia bar last July.
The new trial will begin on January 12, 2005.
During the first trial, the jury deliberated for a week but was unable to reach
a verdict on any of the charges against Sigel.
Terrance Speller said that Sigel shot him in
the stomach and foot, but during the trial the defense pointed out Speller’s
Speller admitted to changing his story several
times when speaking to authorities.
Sigel, who is under light house-arrest, will
make an appearance at a “Stop the Violence” Summer Jam in North Philadelphia