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LL Cool J

Broken-Faced Intruder

Faces LIFE in Prison

8/23/2012 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0823_ll_cool_j_ipad_articleThe alleged burglar who got his face bashed in by LL Cool J has officially been charged with a crime ... and now faces LIFE IN PRISON if convicted ... TMZ has learned.

Jonathan A. Kirby -- a 56-year-old transient -- has been charged with 1st degree burglary with a person present. 

But to make matters worse for Kirby, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office has charged him as a 3rd Strike Offender ... and if convicted, he faces a maximum of 38 years to life in prison.

TMZ broke the story ... Kirby allegedly broke into LL's mansion in Sherman Oaks, CA this week, triggering an alarm in the house ... and waking up the rapper, who went downstairs, found the intruder in the family room ... and proceeded to break his jaw and nose.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to set Kirby's bail at $1.1 million.

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queen love    

How difficult was it to kick an old homeless hungry guy's ass?

727 days ago
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EMP BITE ME    

Beat up a homeless man,what a tough guy.

727 days ago
3.

NotAsheep    

Good on LL Cool J...but give me a break 38 years?

FOR WHAT!...how about we show the world we care about people and LL reaches out to this Transient to turn his life around.

If LL wants to really hit this outta the park...stand up for the guy...he didn't have a weapon...didn't know who's place it was I'm sure...transients don't have cell phones or TV's.

The judicial system is corrupt to the core tear it down americans...tear it down!

727 days ago
4.

hmmmm    

doesn't matter his age....he was an intruder and deserved that beat down

727 days ago
5.

Cheryl A.    

Now the homeless guy has a place to sleep and 3 squares a day. Hasn't LiLo had 3 strikes against her yet?

727 days ago
6.

FrederickCharlotte    

my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

727 days ago
7.

fstblk    

You can roll up to my house in a wheelchair.Consider yourself in some trouble,or dead.

727 days ago
8.

jdub    

"Damnnnn, you just got knocked the f*ck out!"

In all seriousness though life in prison seems pretty steep, but hey three strikes you're out.

727 days ago
9.

Shawn    

there goes LL's career, maybe that stupid tv show has gotten to his head

727 days ago
10.

Sin D    

LL Cool J is awesome...respectful family man... good musician...and all around nice guy. He SO did the right thing...he protected his family. Some out-of-touch peeps here got their panties in a bundle cuz this was a homeless dude huh? So you do what.?..ya ask for ID when someone breaks into YOUR HOME?...No. You do what he did.

727 days ago
11.

Cheetara    

38 to life is a bit much for breaking and entering - even for a 3rd strike.
Remind me to behave if I'm ever in CA.

727 days ago
12.

obama'saracist    

so a drunk steals a car with people in it,drives drunk fails drug test fails misses court and gets almost nothing ,because she is a celeb this guy breaks into a celebs house and they want him dead.cool celebs are better than You or I

727 days ago
13.

myopinion    

That's why I heard all those helicopters in the neighborhood...Great job protecting your family LL.

727 days ago
14.

HRH Prince Michael    

Get Real: "Hey Lover" was a STRAIGHT rip-off of
"Don't Jack wit Love" by The Gangsta of Love.

WHEN I see Fool J, I will hit him so hard he'll have talent AND compassion. WORD.

727 days ago
15.

BdWilliesr    

LL didnt know who was in his house and he took appropriate action.

727 days ago
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