In an effort not to end up like former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress, rapper Lil’ Wayne has taken a plea deal in in a New York Courtroom on Thursday from charges stemming from a gun found on a tour bus by NY police in 2007.
Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a weapon in the second degree this morning in a New York courtroom; the plea bargain carries a sentence of up to a year in prison. Wayne had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were filed after the NYPD found a .40 caliber handgun on Wayne’s tour bus in July 2007. But after the court ruled that DNA evidence found on the gun would be admissible — evidence obtained by techniques Wayne’s lawyer Stacey Richman has called problematic — Wayne opted to take the plea bargain, AllHipHop reports. If Wayne was found guilty following the trial, which was set for January 2010, the charges carried a three-and-a-half year sentence.
Lil Wayne is also facing felony drugs and weapon charges in Arizona for having marijuana, cocaine and loaded guns on a tour bus.