Prosecutors have told the Detroit Free Press that they will offer Eminem a deal, but they drive a hard bargain.
The 27-year-old rapper, facing two felony weapons charges in Macomb County Circuit Court, will see one charge disappear if he pleads guilty to the other when he returns to trial Dec. 8. This could still result in up to 17 months in jail, according to prosecutors.
County prosecutor Carl Marlinga told the paper, “Whether we go to trial or whether he pleads, we are going to be asking for significant jail time.”
One of Eminem’s attorney’s, Brian Legghio, told the Free Press they are studying the offer, though they feel jail time is “completely inappropriate.”
Eminem, born Marshall Mathers III, was arrested June 4 after allegedly striking a man seen kissing his wife at a nightclub in Warren, Mich. The rapper, who is on tour as part of Limp Bizkit’s Anger Management tour, is also scheduled to appear in Oakland County Circuit Court Dec. 18 to talk about more gun charges; these stemming from an unrelated incident in Royal Oaks, Mich., the day before. – Albawaba.com.
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