Rapper Lil Boosie could have his lyrics used against him in court during his trial for first degree murder. Judge Mike Erwin has ruled that specific lyrics from one of his songs are admissible as evidence in his trial and can be used by prosecutors to show personal intent in the case.
Alvin Howard, the interrogating officer of the Baton Rouge police, claims that the specific words “187,” “murk,” and “cake” are references to Boosie allegedly hiring a hitman to murder Terry Boyd in 2009.
Boosie's attorneys argue that Officer Howard is not an expert witness in rap slang, and also claim that the prosecution may have altered the lyrics of the track in question, rendering the song inadmissible.
Boosie faces life in prison if convicted.