Benzino’s Nephew Claims He Shot His Uncle In Self-Defense, Pleads Not Guilty

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By: / March 31, 2014

Just yesterday, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Benzino was allegedly shot by his nephew, Gai Scott, while on the way to a funeral. Scott claims he is not guilty and that shot his uncle in self-defense.

According to AllHipHop, Scott appeared in Plymouth District Court earlier today and was faced with a charge of armed assault with the intent to murder. Scott’s attorney, Jon Cirualo delivered the verdict of not guilty on Scott’s behalf. “When the dust settles, this case will be shown to be self-defense,” he told the Boston Globe.

Benzino’s attorney, Martin K. Leppo responded to the self-defense claim by describing the six shots towards Benzino’s car and chasing him down the highway. “Doesn’t sound like self-defense to me,” he said.

The cause of the shooting was reported to be related to family issues over the management of Benzino’s mother’s land.

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