Lil Boosie Transferred To East Baton Rouge Jail Over Murder Charge
Lil Boosie was transferred to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison early this morning (June 18th), after being indicted for the murder of a 35-year-old man on Thursday (June 17th).
The 27-year-old rapper, born Torrence Hatch, was indicted for first-degree murder in relation to the shooting death of Terry Boyd, who was gunned down in October of 2009.
Until yesterday, Lil Boosie was being held at the Hunt Correctional Institute in St. Gabriel on charges he violated his probation for smoking marijuana.
His ankle bracelet also alerted probation officials that he had left his house several times, including a trip to Atlanta for the BET Awards in 2009.
Because of the infraction, a judge doubled Lil Boosie's original sentence of two-years, to four.
“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 more,” Lil Boosie said in October of 2009, the same month he was accused of murdering Boyd. “It’s just crazy how the Louisiana court system works."
Police took the rapper to the Louisiana State Police Headquarters yesterday, where they processed him and booked him into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
The rapper, known for hits like "Wipe Me Down" and "Independent," was also hit with drug distribution charges, after allegedly attempting to smuggle codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into the prison.
If Lil Boosie is convicted, he could face death by lethal injection.
Lil Boosie along with two other men, Michael Louding and Adrian Pittman, have been charged with murder and police believe they could have been involved in at least five other slayings.