News: Shawty Redd's Lawyer Speaks On Murder Charge, "He Was Absolutely Defending Himself"
Friday, Jan 15, 2010 11:40AM
An attorney for producer Shawty Redd has addressed the murder charge that her client faces and proclaimed his innocence.
According to lawyer Marcia Fuller and inside sources, Redd is being wrongly accused.
A day after the hearing, Fuller said: "Demetrius was absolutely defending himself during the incident," she said. "His career will continue. At this point we are waiting for the district attorney to make a decision as to whether or not they are going to go forward on this matter or dismiss it." According to a source within Shawty Redd's camp who is familiar with Tuesday's court proceedings, two of the producers' associates reportedly testified that Martin was "an intruder" who was shot in self-defense, although the police report refers to him as an "associate." (VIBE)
The producer was granted a bail bond earlier this week.
Shawty Redd, born Demetrius Lee Stewart, was formally charged with the January 1 shooting death of 35-year-old Damon Martin. The hit making producer stood before Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero today. Prosecutors pleaded with Judge Amero not to release the hit making producer, Dennis Byron, of HipHopEnquirer told AllHipHop.com, but bond was set at $200,000. Stewart has been held in a Henry County jail without a bond since the shooting. He is currently being represented by attorney Marcia Fuller. (All Hip Hop)
He is accused of shooting a 35 year-old man earlier this month.
Police have released the name of a man shot and killed Friday morning at the home of a popular music producer. Demetrius Lee Stewart - also known as Shawty Redd - allegedly shot Damon A. Martin, 35, of Detroit, Friday morning after an altercation at Stewart's home in Hampton. Henry County Police responded to an 8 a.m. call Friday morning after someone reported a shooting in the 2000 block of Ballymeade Lane in Hampton. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Information surrounding the incident has also been released to the public.
Henry County Police Captain J. Bolton said Stewart is accused of shooting a man in his Hampton home. Police say they do not know the name of the victim and are checking his fingerprints to obtain an identity. The victim was shot once following an argument that turned physical, according to police. Stewart is in the Henry County jail and is expected to be in court Saturday. (NBC 11 News)
Check out a Shawty Redd interview down below: