Vonte Skinner

Vonte Skinner (credit: New Jersey Department of Corrections)

Court: Violent Rap Lyrics Should Not Have Been Admitted As Evidence In Attempted Murder Trial

Violent rap lyrics written by a man accused of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005 should not have been admitted as evidence at his trial, New Jersey’s highest court ruled Monday.

08/04/2014

Vonte Skinner (credit: New Jersey Department of Corrections)

New Jersey Supreme Court Listens: Can Rap Lyrics Be Used As Evidence?

Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a rival multiple times in 2005 in Burlington County, leaving the man partially paralyzed.

04/09/2014