INDIANAPOLIS RAPPER HANDED DOWN 180 YEAR SENTENCE AFTER LYRICS TIE HIM TO TRIPLE MURDER
“I never knew murderers confessed in stereo or on video…” – Jeru The Damaja “Ya Playin Yaself”
a 21-year-old rapper from Indianapolis has been hit with a 180-year prison sentence after being convicted of robbery and murder charges stemming from a 2017 triple homicide.
Troy Ward, who goes by the name T-Ward, was convicted after the prosecution offered up cellphone records and freestyle of T-Ward over 2 Chainz’ “I’m Different” instrumental.
The song mentioned swimming trunks, which one of the victims was wearing when he was shot. The prosecution said, “that song is pretty consistent with the facts of the case. We pretty much broke it down lyric by lyric.”