Rick Ross was indicted Wednesday charges stemming from last June’s alleged pistol whipping incident involving his groundskeeper.
According to Vibe magazine, the rap artists’s lawyer says he isn’t too concerned about the charges because he believes his client was acting in self-defense.
Rick Ross has been indicted on 9 counts of assault relating to incident in 2015
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According to TMZ, attorney Steve Sadow told the court the 40-year-old Black Market artist should be immune from prosecution because the groundskeeper, Jonathan Zamudio, was allegedly committing felonies while staying at Ross’ guest house at his Georgia estate.
OH BOY: Rick Ross Is Headed To Trial For Pistol Whipping https://t.co/3RgrpAhZxm pic.twitter.com/CbSm1sI9eG
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Ross alleges that Zamudio engaged in parties involving cocaine and drug paraphernalia, which Ross claims gave him reason to defend his home.
Rick Ross Indicted for Pistol-Whipping Groundskeeper https://t.co/5e4dEcqxfb pic.twitter.com/IHNcmuy6Wk
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Sadow said he will make the case that Ross was “acting in self-defense and in defense of his property when he encountered trespassers.”
A grand jury handed down several charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm while committing a crime.