News: Tru Life's Murder Victim Family Lashes Out, "The System Has Failed Us"
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 10:40PM
Just days after rapper Tru Life received an eight-year jail sentence for a fatal stabbing, the victim's family has come forward to share their frustration toward his punishment.
The family feels Tru's time behind bars is a light sentence for killing a defenseless Christopher Guerrero.
Christopher Guerrero's family finds no peace in their apology. The brother of Christopher Guerrero spoke to the Associated Press and voiced his discontent with the jail sentence. "Christopher, who was unarmed and defenseless, was attacked," Guerrero stated, as his brother that night was unarmed in the midst of daggers. "We believe the system has failed us." Ramirez felt that the sentencing was lenient, and had the 34-year old rapper and his brother not been privy to expensive lawyers, a more stringent punishment would have fit the crime. (RapFix)
Tru was handed his eight-year sentence on Wednesday (March 16).
A rapper once signed to a Jay-Z-run label is headed to prison for a deadly attack on a New York City man he said he didn't mean to harm. Tru Life, born Robert Rosado, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison. His lawyer said the 34-year-old rapper was "extraordinarily saddened" over the June 2009 death of Christopher Guerrero. Tru Life pleaded guilty last month to gang assault. His 39-year-old brother, Marcus Rosado, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Both Rosados say the 20-year-old Guerrero wasn't their intended target in violence that followed an argument at a nightclub. Guerrero was stabbed. (The Associated Press)
Last month, Tru accepted a guilty plea to avoid serving a possible life sentence.
Tru Life, born Robert Rosado, pleaded guilty to gang assault in a June 2009 attack that killed Christopher Guerrero and wounded another man, Jason Gray. The rapper's brother Marcus Rosado pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the attack, which police said spiraled out of an argument at a nightclub. The 34-year-old rapper's plea deal calls for eight years in prison. His 39-year-old brother is expected to get 10 years at their sentencing, set for March 15. (ABC News)
An attorney for Tru previously confirmed his client's decision to avoid trial.
"Robert and Marcus Rosado accepted responsibility today for their role in the tragic incident that occurred in June 2009," the brothers' attorneys, Alan M. Abramson and Joel S. Cohen, told MTV News in a statement. "They wish to express their deepest sympathies to the Guerrero family, and it is their hope that by accepting responsibility they can bring some measure of closure to the family." (MTV)
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