News: Lyrics Land Rapper In Prison Over Shooting Case
Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 11:45AM
Up-and-coming Dublin, Georgia rapper Rico Todriquez Wright has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after indirectly confessing to a 2006 shooting via a rap song.
According to the Associated Press, the ruling was handed out earlier this week to the 25-year-old aspiring emcee. Wright reportedly wrote a song pointing out his victim, Chad Blue, whom he shot two years ago in September.
Blue informed authorities of a distant friendship with the rapper that resulted in a gunshot after Wright chased him and let off multiple bullets to his thigh and groin while an entourage surrounded the scene.
"I heard one of the men tell Rico, 'Go ahead and shoot him,'" Blue previsouly told jurors according to Sky News. "When he raised his gun, I knew I had to run. But I knew if I ran a straight line, I was dead. So I started weaving, running between houses, trying to avoid the bullets."
Despite Blue's testimony, it was the lyric "Chad Blue knows how I shoot," which secured a prison term for the rapper.
Wright has been sentenced to 20 years on two counts of aggravated assault with an additonal 20 years to be served on probation.