News: Lil Boosie Violates Probabtion, Rapper Given 4 Year Prison Sentence
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 10:10AM
Southern rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch will reportedly have his one-year prison sentence extended an additional three years as a judge ruled that he violated the terms of his house arrest.
Appearing in court yesterday (November 9) to begin a one-year sentence, the rapper was called out for violating his probation.
District Court Judge Chip Moore revoked Hatch's probation, sending him straight to jail. Hatch was on house arrest with an ankle monitor. The monitor indicated that on more than one occasion, Hatch had violated the terms of his release. Judge Moore doubled Hatch's original sentence and ordered him to spend four years in prison. (WAFB News)
Despite the four years, an attorney for Boosie said he believed the rapper would only serve 24 months.
Under a plea deal, Moore was expected to sentence Hatch to 10 years in prison with all but the first two years suspended, meaning he would likely serve about a year. But because Hatch violated portions of Moore's post-plea instructions, the judge sentenced him Monday to 10 years with all but the first four years suspended. "The max he would do is two years,'' East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said after court. James Manasseh, one of Hatch's attorneys, agreed with the district attorney's calculation. (2 The Advocate)
Prior to yesterday's ruling, Boosie announced plans to drop a 2010 album called Free At Last.
"I gotta go away for, like, ten months to a year," Boosie said in an interview. "It's just a minor setback for a major comeback. I was gonna take [the police] to trial, but I'm not gonna take them to trial. They offered me a deal. In Louisiana, you can't really win, bruh. So I'm gonna do my year, come back home, step it up even more. I leave on November 9. I turned in the album this [week] to Warner Bros. It's gonna be called Free At Last. It'll drop the week I come home. It's gonna be crazy. Crazy, man." (MTV)
Boosie previously assured fans about returning from his sentence as a more motivated emcee.
"It's just a minor setback," Boosie said in an interview. "I am not even a convicted felon and they are giving me time. Before I take them to trial, I am going to take my year like a real man and come back home and let that boost my career move. It's just crazy how the Louisiana court system works." (All Hip Hop)
Check out a recent Lil Boosie interview below: