American rapper, Hurricane Chris, has been acquitted of second-degree murder charges by a jury and is now a free man who can resume his life like anyone else.
His legal team achieved this victory by utilizing a character from the movie “Friday” to bolster his case.
Hurricane Chris had been accused of shooting and killing Danzeria Ferris Jr. at a Texaco station in Shreveport, LA in 2020, but his lawyers argued that he acted in self-defense. They likened Ferris Jr. to “Deebo,” also known as Tiny “Zeus” Lister, a character from the 1995 film “Friday” starring Ice Cube.
On Tuesday, March 14th, the trial for second-degree murder took place and the Caddo Parish, Louisiana jury announced their verdict that evening around 9 p.m.
Hurricane Chris was found not guilty on all charges, including illegal possession of a stolen 2016 Mercedes-Benz in addition to second-degree murder.
Following the verdict, Hurricane Chris’ attorney, Alex Washington, expressed pride in the jury and their decision, stating, “We are proud of the jury. Finally, a jury that had the courage to say that ‘He’s not guilty.'”
“Everybody in Shreveport is not guilty,” he continued. “And this system is flawed. Sometimes, you know, we have poor investigations. In this case, a poor investigation has affected Mr. Dooley’s life since 2020. So, I appreciate the courage of the community to say no say not guilty.”
Had Hurricane Chris been found guilty, he could have potentially faced life in prison.
In response to the not-guilty verdict, the 34-year-old rapper released a statement to The Shade Room expressing his gratitude towards his God, his attorneys at the Washington & Wells Law Firm, and his family for their unwavering support throughout the entire process.
Tonight, I was found not guilty of second degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things,
“I wanna thank God, my attorneys at the Washington & Wells Law Firm, and my family for standing with me as my life was on the line. They wanted to give me life if I was found guilty. Now I can hug my son and think about raising him to be a man,” he expressed.
While speaking about his experience, he added that “This situation drained me and affected my health greatly. God I give u all the glory. I got my life back and words can’t explain how I feel. Thanks to everyone who wished me well.”
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