.

Eminem Sentencing Delayed

Judge's decision on no contest plea extended to June 28th

June 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Eminem's sentencing in Pontiac, Michigan on charges of brandishing a firearm in public and carrying a concealed weapon has been delayed until June 28th, due to crowding on the judge's docket.. The rapper (a.k.a. Marshall Bruce Mathers III) pled no contest on April 23rd to the charges, which stemmed from a June 3rd, 2000 incident in which he pulled an unloaded weapon on Douglas Dail, an associate of the Insane Clown Posse.

At the time of Eminem's plea, Oakland County Circuit Judge Denise Langford Morris was considering probation instead of jail time. Though a no contest plea does constitute a conviction, it is not considered an admission of guilt. The plea also kept Eminem from having the case go to trial; however, if he is unhappy with his sentence, he may withdraw the plea and send the case to trial.

Eminem's settled another legal tangle earlier this year, when he plead guilty to a concealed weapons count in nearby Macomb County, Michigan, in exchange for a dismissal of charges of assault with a dangerous weapon; the charges resulted from a June 4th, 2000 dispute outside a nightclub in which Eminem allegedly pistol-whipped a man he claims he saw kissing his wife. Eminem received two years of probation for the incident.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com