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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?

793 days ago


Beat up a homeless man,what a tough guy.

793 days ago


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

FOR WHAT! 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!

793 days ago


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

793 days ago

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?

793 days ago


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

793 days ago


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

793 days ago


"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.

793 days ago


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

793 days ago

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.

793 days ago


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.

793 days ago


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 celebs are better than You or I

793 days ago


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

793 days ago

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.

793 days ago


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

793 days ago
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