Shyne In Court Today (Dec. 18) To Appeal Case

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow appeared

before Judge Charles Solomon today (Dec 18) in Manhattan's Supreme Court, arguing

to have his clients cased dismissed.

After a high profile case in 2001 involving Shyne

and Bad Boy CEO Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, Shyne was convicted of a shooting

in a Manhattan nightclub and subsequently sentenced to 10 years in prison.

"I am not authorized by law to speak on

the case," Richmond told "But we are filing a 440,

motion for dismissal." Currently, Shyne will not be eligible for parole

until August of 2009. The latest he will be released from prison is March 12,


Shyne's attorneys and the D.A. will appear before

Judge Solomon who was the presiding judge in the initial trial, to present more

evidence on January 21, 2003.