Lil Boosie First Degree Murder Trial Has Begun!
Boosie's first-degree murder trial officially got underway yesterday and the drama has already begun. Believe it or not, prosecutors in the case have announced that they plan on using an anonymous jury!Which means, during the trial jurors will be identified by numbers and not by their names. Presumably for
their protection beings this is a high profile murder trial. However, prosecutors and Boosie legal camp alike have said so far there are no securities concerns or threats at this time.
Plus, it looks like Boosie will not get the death penalty as originally speculated. Prosecutors are saying that are now going to push for Lil Boosie to face a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted of the murder.
The East Baton Rouge D.A. Hillar Moore III explained The Advocate, why they decided to use the anonymous jury stating, “It’s just something we thought would be better for the case and the jurors.” However, it looks like Boosie's lawyers don't like this idea. In fact one of his lawyers, Martin Regan said, “There’s no evidence of any threats against any potential jurors in this case. We want to get a fair jury.”
Here's some details surrounding the case. Prosecutors claim Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, hired Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill 39-year-Terry Boyd, in October 2009.
That being said, Boosie not the only one being charged for Terry Boyd's murder. Also charged is 37 year old Adrian Pittman and Michael “Marlo Mike’’ Louding, who by the way was 16 at the time of the murder. Ironically enough, Louding is also accused of murdering five other people!