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A new TV show will replay the event of a shooting incident that involved rap icon Snoop Dogg.

The new television show Rich And Acquitted will revisit infamous court cases where celebrities were tried for crimes but ultimately found not guilty.

In 1993, Snoop Dogg‘s career was almost over after he and his bodyguard were charged with the murder of rival gang member Phillip Woldermariam.

The incident in where Snoop was driving the car in which McKinley Lee shot Woldermariam and made Snoop Dogg Public Enemy #1 as America was growing in fear of the “Gangsta Rap” phenomenon at the time.

Lee was found not guilty and acquitted on self-defense. Snoop was acquitted in 1996 after fighting the case for three years. The acquittal came after America was still reeling from the feeling that O.J. Simpson had beat his case because he could afford the best lawyers that money could buy.

Rich And Acquitted is also slated to profile the trials of O.J. Simpson, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson. It will beginning airing on the Reelz network in September. – See more at: http://hiphopwired.com/2016/05/14/snoop-doggs-1993-shooting-murder-trial-reenacted-tv-show-rich-acquitted/#sthash.N6xXnz81.dpuf

 

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