Tru Life was offered a plea deal last week, in which he’d receive a much lesser sentence in his murder case. And, he’s reported accepted the plea, but is slightly less than originally reported.
MTV confirmed that the rapper (real name: Robert Rosado) has reached a deal with Manhattan prosecutors that will land the rapper in jail for eight years.
The New York rapper was offered a deal last week, stemming from a 2009 incident that resulted in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man, Christopher Guerrero.
Initial reports said the deal was for 10 years, in exchange for a guilty plea. However, apparently, Tru Life pleaded the original sentence down to second-degree gang assault from second-degree murder in exchange for eight years, while his brother Marcus Rosad pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and received a 10 year sentence.
“Robert and Marcus Rosado accepted responsibility today for their role in the tragic incident that occurred in June 2009,” the brothers’ attorneys, Alan M. Abramson and Joel S. Cohen, told MTV News in a statement. “They wish to express their deepest sympathies to the Guerrero family, and it is their hope that by accepting responsibility they can bring some measure of closure to the family.”
The altercation took place back in June 2009, following an argument outside Pacha nightclub just hours earlier. The brothers confronted Guerrero later outside a Manhattan apartment building, resulting in a stabbing which he later died from.
Tru Life was once slated to be a cornerstone of Jay-Z’s then-burgeoning, Latin-orientated Roc La Familia label, along with Texas rapper Aztec, but his project was never released.
He has since been released from the label.