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Weapons charge against Young Jeezy dropped

A felony weapons charge against 37-year-old platinum-selling rapper and hip hop recording artist Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known as Young Jeezy, was dropped on December 11, the News & Advance reported.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Gannon granted the dismissal served by Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones, who said that in light of new evidence, the prosecution has decided to drop the charges against Jenkins, although declined to elaborate on the matter.

Jenkins was arrested in August on charges of possession of an AK-47 after police authorities located the weapon used in the shooting death of a man backstage at a Young Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa concert days before. Jenkins was not a suspect in the shooting.

Harsh penalties are in store for people charged with violating the gun control requirements in the state of Illinois. If you have been charged with a weapons possession offense in the state, especially in the Champaign-Urbana areas, hire the legal services of our attorneys at Bruno Law Offices by calling our offices at (217) 328-6000 today.

Pair charged with drugs and gun crimes after traffic stop

Twenty-six-year-old New Memphis in Clinton County, Illinois resident Leross Cooks and 26-year-old Rantoul in Champaign County local James Wesley Guy were arrested by Urbana police on November 18 after a traffic violation stop resulted in more serious findings, The News-Gazette reported.

Urbana police Sergeant Dan Morgan said a police officer pulled the suspects’ car over in the 1200 block of Lierman Avenue at around 1:40 p.m. for a supposed traffic violation. Cooks remained in the vehicle, but Guy attempted to run from the police. Guy was apprehended after a brief chase.

Guy, who was found to be wanted for warrants in Ohio, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and being a habitual armed criminal. Cooks, on the other hand, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing a small amount of hydrocodone when the police arrested him. Two other misdemeanors, possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm without the proper ID card, were pinned on Cooks.

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Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in death of Reeva Steenkamp

Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, after 44 days of court proceedings, finally handed out her verdict regarding the four charges filed against 27-year-old South African Olympian marathon runner Oscar Pistorius, the Daily Beast reported on September 12.

The charges included the murder of his model girlfriend, 31-year-old Reeva Steenkamp, two counts of reckless mishandling of a firearm in public, and illegal possession of ammunition found in Pistorius’ house in Pretoria. Instead of murder, Masipa found Pistorius guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide, which is the killing of someone through reckless or negligent actions.

Masipa stated that the prosecution had failed to prove without a doubt that Pistorius had intended to kill his girlfriend. Masipa dismissed the majority of character evidence and witness testimony, alleging that it was circumstantial and fallible.

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