By Paul Russell
12/20/2002 7:02:31 PM
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MTV Reported that Bone Thugz and Harmony song "Mo' Murda" as evidence in the sentencing of a convicted killer. They later on Mentioned 2Pac here is the part:
Bone Thugs are far from the first artists to have their lyrics wind up in the courtroom. The Beatles' song "Helter Skelter" became a notorious part of the 1969 trial of Charles Manson. In subsequent years, music by Slayer, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne became the lynchpin in a series of high-profile wrongful death suits — all three acts were cleared of liability. And in 1993, a 19-year-old Texas man tried to dodge the death penalty by blaming the lyrics of Tupac Shakur and the Geto Boys for causing him shoot and kill a state trooper. He was ultimately given the death sentence.
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