Breaking News: Jay-Z’s Former Artist Tru Life Gets 10 Years For Murder Charge

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Former Roc-A-Fella recording artist Tru Life has  been in jail since 2009 and he recently was offered a ten-year jail sentence if he agrees to plead guilty to a 2009 murder charge. Before I report how the DNA is reporting the story, I will like to run down Tru Life resume to you guys. Before signing to Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella/Roc La Familia Records; he was known on the underground NYC rap circuit after he robbed Mobb Deep and made them strip in the studio, he went to war with Jim Jones and allegedly punched Cam’ron in the eye outside of a Manhattan nightclub. According to DNA info, The Lower Eastside Manhattan native has reportedly been offered a ten-year jail sentence if he agrees to plead guilty to a 2009 murder charge. Below is how DNA info is reporting the story:

MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — Rapper Tru Life was offered a plea deal Wednesday on charges related to the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Murray Hill apartment building nearly two years ago.

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Rosado, was allegedly involved in the stabbing death of Christopher Guerrero, 20, during a fight in June 2009. A second man was hospitalized, also with stab wounds, after the alleged incident.

The plea deal offered by Assistant District Attorney Linda Ford involved a 10-year sentence for the 34-year-old rapper and 12 years for his brother, Marcus Rosado. Both brothers face second-degree murder, gang assault and assault charges. The deal would require them to waive the opportunity to appeal.

The alleged fight took place at at 330 East 26th St. on June 15, 2009. Investigators said the incident was an extension of a dispute outside Pacha nightclub, at 618 West 46th St., which occurred several hours earlier, around 4 a.m.

Robert Rosado’s lawyer, Alan Abramson, said he would discuss the plea deal with his client Wednesday afternoon. If the plea deal is not accepted, the brothers will go to trial on the first Monday in March.

The rapper appeared in court Wednesday with a crew cut and neatly-groomed beard, in a dark brown suit and tie. His wife was in the courtroom.

Tru Life signed with Jay Z’s label Roc-A-Fella in 2005, according to The New York Times. Roc-A-Fella has since released him from the label.

Credit: DNA Info

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