SOHH Whatcha Think: Jury Selected In Boosie Trial + Wiz Busted For Weed Again?!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 11:11AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie is back in the news as the jury for his upcoming murder trial has been selected.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

The trial has been a long time coming and has received extensive coverage because of Boosie's status as an entertainer. In fact, his music may even be used against him in court by prosecutors.

Seven anonymous jurors were tentatively accepted Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Baton Rouge rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie'' Hatch following a battery of questions from the presiding judge, a prosecutor and one of Hatch's attorneys on topics ranging from "gangsta rap'' to extensive media coverage of the case.(The Advocate)

The Louisiana rapper is accused of paying another man to kill 35-year-old Terry Boyd.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty against the 29-year-old Hatch for the alleged murder-for-hire of Terry Boyd, 35, who was shot to death through a window while he was inside his Vermillion Drive home Oct. 21, 2009. Hatch is accused of paying Michael "Marlo Mike'' Louding, also of Baton Rouge, to kill Boyd. Louding, now 19, was 17 at the time and also is charged with first-degree murder in the killing but is not eligible for the death penalty because of his age.(The Advocate)

In other news ... rapper and weed enthusiast Wiz Khalifa has been busted again. For marijuana possession, of course. At this point, Khalifa may as well be given a stack on "get outta jail free" cards and be told to keep his nose clean.

Wiz Khalifa -- who famously raps about rolling joints "bigger than King Kong's fingers" -- was busted for weed AGAIN last night ... the 2nd time in 10 days. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina tells us ... the rapper was ticketed for possession of marijuana after his concert in Winston-Salem last night. We're told officers discovered 11.39 grams of pot after searching the rapper and his tour bus.(TMZ)

Khalifa is a free man, but he must appear in court for his most recent transgression.

Wiz was cited and released -- and is required to appear in court at a later date. As we previously reported, Wiz was caught with weed in Nashville on April 21 ... after cops received complaints about marijuana smoke at a local Holiday Inn.(TMZ)

This is Wiz's 2nd time being busted with weed in less than two months, SOHH Watcha Think: Is it fair that entertainers get a slap on the wrist over possession of weed?

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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