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Lil Boosie

Found NOT GUILTY

in Murder Case

5/11/2012 2:13 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/11/2012 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Lil Boosie has been found not guilty of first degree murder ... stemming from the shooting death of a 35-year-old man back in 2009.

Boosie was accused of ordering a hit on the victim ... but after the jury deliberated for roughly 90 minutes, they decided Boosie was not guilty.

Boosie -- who was tried in Baton Rouge, LA -- could have faced life in prison if convicted.

During the case, prosecutors tried to argue that lyrics in one of Boosie's raps proved his role in the murder ... but clearly, the jury didn't buy the argument.

Still, Boosie will not be a free man anytime soon -- he's currently serving an 8-year prison sentence stemming from drug charges.

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1.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

YESSSSS
The jury definitetly 100% made the right decision in less than 2 hours.

707 days ago
2.

NikkiSchlitz    

Who the **** is lil boosie???

707 days ago
3.

KicksandGiggles    

Yawn.... who cares..... one down.....

707 days ago
4.

Jen    

Guilty of being ugly as ****.

707 days ago
5.

Ian    

WE OUT CHEA! Not a saint by any means but the murder case was weak from the get go.

707 days ago
6.

Jordan    

Lil Boosie will now be the next co star in the Octo slut porn video.

707 days ago
7.

My Big Salami    

Real music is The Monkees, Davy Jones ROCKS!

707 days ago
8.

CLINT    

He needs to be jailed just for wearing that ugly shirt.

707 days ago
9.

just my opinion    

lyrics? rock, rap, pop, etc...they all include FICTIONAL lyrics which may include violence. it's FICTION. are they going to try a screenwriter for murder if he writes a murder mystery? give me a break.

this dude is all types of ignorant but that is weak evidence. this is America, not Iraq.

707 days ago
10.

paul a.    

One justice for nobodys. Another for celebrities.

707 days ago
11.

stu    

How many babies does this loser have?

707 days ago
12.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Only "black" juries that are from the streets know exactly what those lyrics meant.

707 days ago
13.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Who?

707 days ago
14.

Bridget    

I AM OUTRAGED!!! Why these people keep getting away with murders after they confess to it in songs is beyond me.


I haven't been this mad since they didn't arrest Johnny Cash for shooting a man in reno just to watch him die.


And why haven't they got Eminem. The man confessed to being a rapist serial killer in his songs???


HA HA who is this DA and how did they get their job? They will probibly be in trouble for prosecuting someone over song lyrics.


If song lyrics were always ment to be taken literally, then a lot more artist would be in prison. This DA needs a babysitter.

707 days ago
15.

ashy84    

BOOSIE SHOULD BE FREE NOW THEY SAYING HE HAS TO SERVE 8YRS I THINK THATS BS THEY JUST TRYING TO KEEP HIM LOCKED UP LET THAT MAN LIVE HIS LIFE WITH HIS MOM AND KIDS THEY ALL MISS HIM EVEN HIS FANS CANT WAIT TILL HE COMES HOME#FREE BOOSIE

707 days ago
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