'Marlo Mike' says he didn't kill Terry Boyd
POSTED: Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 5:49pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 12:20pm
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Day 3: On the stand today was the key witness for the prosecution "Marlo Mike" Lauding.
Lauding said on the stand today he didn't murder Terry Boyd back in 2009. This was contradicted by a taped interrogation of Lauding that was played for the jury today. In it, he admits to murdering Boyd. He also says Lil' Boosie paid him $2800 after he killed Boyd.
Lauding says the reason he admitted to the murders was because detectives threatened to throw his mother and stepdad in jail if he didn't.
Detective Christopher Johnson was the only other witness today. He interogated Lauding during the murder investigation. He admitted to lying to Lauding at first about having information connecting him to Boyd's murder.
Boosie faces life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder. Testimony will continue tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
Day 2: Lil Boosie's attorneys claim investigators didn't follow all leads to try and find who killed Terry Boyd.
Lil Boosie is alleged to have ordered Mike Louding to murder Boyd back in 2009. Defense attorney Jason Williams interviewed both detectives in the case today. He claimed they didn't talk to Michael Charles Carter about the murder after receiving information about him from Boyd's mother. Carter was Boyd's friend at the time of the murder. He passed away last year from natural causes.
Detectives claim though that they did follow all of their leads in the case.
Lil Boosie faces life behind bars if convicted of First-Degree murder. The trial conttnues tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.
Day 1: Opening statements highlighted the first day of testimony in the trial of rapper Lil' Boosie.
The prosection argued Hatch ordered Mike "Marlo Mike Louding" to murder Terry Boyd after receiving a letter written by Boyd. It stated Boyd planned to quote "Jack and Slap" Hatch. They also contended lyrics to two songs and tattoos he received linked him to Boyd's murder.
Hatch's defense team argued there really was no letter. They also stated that the lyrics to those songs were written way before the homicide was committed. They also said the tattoos had nothing to do with the murder.
If convicted, Hatch face life behind bars. testimony is scheduled to continue tomorrow at one in the afternoon at the 19th Judicial District Courthouse.