Judge Mike Erwin ruled during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday that three specific lyrics from one of Boosie’s songs can be used by the prosecution to show personal intent in the murder case. Interrogating officer of the Baton Rouge police Alvin Howard says that the specific lines “187,” “murk,” and “cake” are references to Boosie allegedly hiring a hitman to murder Terry Boyd in 2009.
The defense have been quick to attempt to reverse the ruling, but to no avail. Boosie’s lawyers argued that Officer Howard is not an expert witness in “rap slang” and therefore should not play the song in court. Judge Erwin sustained both of the defense’s objections, but allowed the specific lyrics in question to be entered into evidence.
The name of the song in question has yet to be revealed to the public. If found guilty, Lil Boosie faces a life sentence in prison.