Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie is officially denying the murder charge brought against him. The emcee was in court on Monday where he pleaded not guilty to murdering 35-year-old Terry Boyd last October. Boosie’s attorney Marcus Allen defended his client following the hearing, telling WAFB Channel 9, quote, “I think he’s absolutely not guilty. I think he meant what he said. He’s absolutely not guilty. We’re just going to prepare for his defense and get ready to address the charges.” Lil Boosie has been locked up at Louisiana’s Dixon Correctional Institute since last November for a probation violation. Earlier this month, he was indicted on first-degree murder charges for the killing of Terry Boyd. Investigators are calling it a murder-for-hire case, and are currently looking into whether or not Lil Boosie played a role in five other murders in the Baton Rouge area.
Lil Boosie has also been indicted on multiple drug-possession charges for allegedly trying to smuggle illicit substances into jail. He could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of murder.