News: LL Cool J's 56 Year-Old Burglar's Bruised Face Revealed
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 4:27PM
Nearly a week after LL Cool J beat down a 56 year-old intruder in his Los Angeles home, a photo of the jailed criminal has now surfaced online.
In the photo, visible bruises to California resident Jonathan Kirby's face are shown.
The 56-year-old alleged burglar who got his ass whooped by LL Cool J last week just appeared in court ... finally revealing his bruises from his painful encounter at the rapper's L.A. home. The transient in question -- a man named Jonathan Kirby -- is still sporting two black eyes ... presumably from the nose-breaking punch LL delivered on the night Kirby broke into his home last week. During the hearing, Kirby pled "not guilty" to 1st degree burglary with a person present. As we reported, the L.A. County District Attorney charged Kirby as a 3rd strike offender, which means Kirby now faces life in prison if convicted. Kirby's bail was set at $1.1 million. A preliminary hearing has been set for next month. (TMZ)
Details on the injuries Kirby endured hit the Internet last week.
A man charged with breaking into LL Cool J's home Wednesday morning faces a long prison sentence if convicted because of his previous convictions, the prosecutor's spokeswoman said Thursday. Jonathan Kirby, 56, suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs when he encountered the muscular rapper-actor inside his Sherman Oaks, California, home, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. (CNN)
The burglar could reportedly face nearly 40 years behind bars.
Jonathan Kirby, 56, was charged with residential burglary with a person present, which in combination with his criminal history could result in significant prison time. Kirby, who is facing his third strike or serious or violent felony, faces a possible maximum sentence of 38 years in state prison. (Los Angeles Times)
LL's representative released a statement on the robbery attempt hours after it all went down.
"LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter," a representative for Smith said Wednesday. (ABC News)
Check out a past LL Cool J interview below: