Despite being incarcerated for a few years now, in a pending murder case, New Orleans rapper Lil Boosie continues to make headlines for getting into trouble behind the walls of prison.
Most recently, he was indicted on charges that he attempted to smuggle codeine syrup into a Louisiana state prison. And now, the 28-year-old (real name: Torrence Hatch) is being accused of paying a man $15,000 to kill a fellow rapper.
According to Baton Rouge publication The Advocate, an 18-year-old — accused of the slayings of six men, including local rapper Nussie — confessed to authorities, in a videotaped statement, that Bossie wanted Nussie “stamped out” and hired him to do so.
Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding claims that Michael “Ghost” Judson, his now deceased alleged accomplice in Nussie’s murder, told him Boosie wanted the rapper dead … so they carried out the hit.
He even claims that after Nussie was killed, he spoke with the “Wipe Me Down” rapper who told him, “Ghost told me y’all hit that boy. I like that.”
A hearing is scheduled to resume next week in the case.
Louding faces first-degree murder charges for the February 2009 killing of Nussie (real name: Chris Jackson), as well as four other counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Boosie has not been charged in the Nussie murder yet, but currently faces a murder charge for the October 2009 killing of Terry Boyd, alongside Louding.
Prosecutors allege the rapper hired Louding to kill Boyd.
At press time, prosecutors have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Boosie in Boyd’s death, reports the paper.