The year 2020 has been quite the one for the history books with riots, viruses, and what looks to be civil unrest after the elections. Now a 12 year old rapper by the name of Lil Rodney, an alleged Crips gang member also known as 30 Shotz or Baby Savage, cried as he pleaded with a judge in a virtual trial according to a report by Hollywood Unlocked.
The young boy will spend the next seven years behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering a one-year-old child. Lil Rodney, also known as 30 Shotz and Baby Savage, was just 11-years-old when he reportedly shot and killed the toddler. Rodney had already been in trouble with the law in connection to an arson, so he was fitted with an ankle monitor. The young rapper told a judge that he cut the monitor off because he wanted to attend the funeral of a friend, however, he couldn’t provide the friend’s name.
His father has been absentee in his life and his mother had him at the age of sixteen. She has also seen prison walls in her life. Rodney pleaded with the judge to have mercy on him as he cried in the virtual court. “I just want to know if you can at least give me one more chance then see,” the now-12-year-old said. “If this time I mess up you should like, hold me for some months.”
The judge has seen Rodney cry in the past in court. “Every time you come in here you cry. You know that, right?” they told him. “Every single time, you beg me for one more chance. You swear to God, ‘On my mama’s name,’ ‘I’m not gonna cut off the monitor, I’m not gonna runoff.”
Lil Rodney will remain incarcerated until he is 19-years-old. On his Instagram page, people have been spreading rumors that Rodney wasn’t the person responsible for the shooting, but he’s taking the charge for someone else. However, that is all speculation. Check out the hearing below.
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