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Asked on: 4/11/12, 5:45 pm

okay so my boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison...they had offered him a 20 year deal or take it to trial but he thought he can beat his case so he took the trial instead....his case has to do with him shooting 2 guys that were from a rival gang but none of them have gotten injured it happened 6 years ago and in his case they have no evidence of the shooter being my boyfriend....no gun was found...no fingerprints no video nothing absolutely NOTHING the only evidence they had was the 2 guys words but during the trial those 2 guys had testified and said it wasnt my boyfriend that shot at them and that they didnt know why they had said that to the police 6 years ago and my boyfriend was really known 6 years ago when he was out because he was a big time rapper so alot of people knew him and he had alotta enemies at the same time too.....hes been in los angeles county jail for 6 years and last year since his case got going and they offered him the 20 year deal or take the trial like i said he took the trial and lost and has gotten sentenced for 25 to life....before he got sentenced he had a right to file a motion before his sentencing because they had found new evidence in his case and his lawyer told him the motion is most likely not going to be granted because they do that to everybody but we can still try...so a couple months ago the judge denied his motion and sentenced him...he just went to wasco reception a couple weeks ago...im wonder later on down the future is there still a chance of him to be able to get that life sentencing dropped or is there nothing else he can doo and thats it his life is done with?...because he told me the da and everything is different in prison cause its federal but the jury and da is different in the city courts...please somebody tell me is there ANYTHINGGGG we can do is there a chance he will get freedom one day or is this the end of his entire life... if somebody can help me with this itll be realllly helpful

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