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Gunplay

Off Hook for Armed Robbery

... Despite Video Proof

2/25/2013 9:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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9:20 AM PT -- Gunplay tells TMZ, the first thing he's going to do now that the case is dismissed ... is roll a fat joint ... oh yeah, then spend time with his "loved ones."

He tells us, "Today I am grateful and blessed that the case was dismissed ... I plan on picking up where I left off with my music and making hits with my upcoming debut album ... The first thing I am going to do today is smoke a joint, relax, play video games, and just be with my loved ones."

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Rapper Gunplay is officially off the hook for robbing his accountant at gunpoint ... despite damning surveillance video that captured the whole incident ... all because the victim refuses to cooperate with authorities, TMZ has learned.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office tells TMZ, "Video alone is not enough to convict an individual of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt." The office continues, "Although the armed robbery is captured on the victim's surveillance system, the victim, Turron Woodside, is uncooperative of the prosecution of this defendant Richard Morales [Gunplay]."

Officials say they need Woodside to authenticate the footage so they can use it as evidence against Gunplay, who was accused of pulling a gun on Woodside and stealing a cell phone and gold chain during the incident last fall.

Gunplay was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The State Attorney's Office says the judge subpoenaed Woodside but prosecutors were unable to find him in order to serve him. Officials say Woodside's family and co-workers have told the court "he's out of town and/or coping with a family death" along with other excuses.

The judge made it clear ... without Woodside's testimony, prosecutors couldn't make their case, and they were forced to drop the charges.

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31.

Sir Paul McCartney    

Well it seems like your country is too busy going after fathers who owe "Child Support" and Petty Pot Smokers to have any resources left to prosecute the real crimes. Most likely this "Gunplay" fellow paid off the witness. Now the "American" justice system will let him loose to Rob, Steal and Kill! It's a good thing i have homes all over the world, America is ran by a bunch of greedy nutters!

420 days ago
32.

Rico416    

It's funny how your people can talk so much! Yeah ok he might be uneducated and a so called thug but the ones that are educated are the ones you need to be worried about... They are the ones that plan out their murders and go on shooting sprees. This guy has nothing to do with any of you and never will so why compare him to other black people? I have a lot of black friends that are decent but then again most of you are "educated people" no point in going any further...

420 days ago
33.

Rattlesnake Jake    

U racist bastards should actually stop & think for a minute - u think the judge & prosecutors are all black? I highly doubt it. I don't agree with this outcome but that's how it works. Interesting they can't find the victim...he might be dead. Also - I wonder how long it will be til this guy gets into something more serious...

420 days ago
34.

Rattlesnake Jake    

All rappers aren't ignorant niggs. This guy is though lol. Effin grown man talking about smoking a joint & playing video games when he gets out. SMH

420 days ago
35.

isitin    

Rappers are as useless as $3 bills.

420 days ago
36.

James25    

This is a travesty of justice. Shame on the victim for refusing to testify and shame on the prosecutor for refusing to prosecute. This is a disgrace. I hope Bill O'Reilly or somebody covers this so that the whole country knows about this grave injustice.

420 days ago
37.

mark    

if and when i hear that this filthy degenerate s***bag, this horribly educated, ghetto-values subscribing dimwit, along with any other violent criminal, gang member/rapper has been shot dead or overdoses i will celebrate enthusiastically. the planet will have become an ever-so-slightly more peaceful, more cordial, more intelligent, more decent, less vulgar and less evil a place.

420 days ago
38.

spectator72    

A lot of deep thinking going on between his ears today
''smoke a joint, relax, play video games ''
And then the only gunplay he's going to be doing is playing with himself

420 days ago
39.

Catrina     

This guy knew his client was a violent thug, and if he was afraid why give the cops evidence? Why bother pressing charges? I believe this guy was paid off...just like the R Kelly situation.

420 days ago
40.

HUSKER HOUND    

This guy is a child......a punk.....if he was a real man he would own up and just confess. What a waste of oxygen!

420 days ago
41.

Lee    

This is Janet Reno's brand of justice. Crime increased by 300% while she was the DA in Miami. In the meantime she became a multimillionaire.

420 days ago
42.

Shaunie    

I wish the thug would've accidentally shot himself

420 days ago
43.

hummingbird    

What a nasty POS!! What the hell is wrong with the justice system? Let a gun toting angry black man go around abusing people and not do anything to punish him. This country is a JOKE!!! Next he will murder someone. And they will let him go!!

420 days ago
44.

vettman    

Just normal for dem animals!

420 days ago
45.

Rich     

He knows he's a dead man if he testifies against him.

420 days ago
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