Friday, March 18, 2005


Lil'Kim has been found guilty of lying under oath by a new York jury, and is now looking at a possible five-year stretch. She did have some comfort in the verdict, though, as she was cleared of obstructing justice, which carries a heftoer sentence. But the three counts of perjury and one of conspiracy are bad enough.

Her main line of defence - that she couldn't see the shootings because she was wearing sunglasses and had severed ties with Damion Butler before the shooting outside Hot97 - had been pretty solidly dispatched by prosecutor Cathy Seibel:

the jury was shown security photographs of Mr Butler opening doors for Lil'Kim.

"You would have to believe they were magic sunglasses that only block out your friends who were shooting people," Assistant US Attorney Cathy Seibel told the jury.

Kim will have to return to court for sentencing; she plans an appeal.

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