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Swedish rapper testifies in LA murder trial (AP)

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    AP - A Swedish hip-hop artist David Moses Jassy accused of killing a pedestrian at a Hollywood crosswalk has taken the stand in his Los Angeles murder trial. If convicted, Jassy faces a possible life sentence.


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    Wikipedia: David Moses Jassy

    David Moses Jassy (born in 1974) is a Swedish musician, songwriter and music producer from Stockholm, Sweden of mixed Gambian and Estonian origin. With Andrés Avellán, he was part of a Swedish R&B hip hop duo, "Navigators" in the late 1990s. After split up of the group, David Jassy went on to produce a number of international acts including Ashley Tisdale, Charice, No Angels, V Factory, Darin, Heidi Montag. He also wrote music and cooperated with a number of renowned music producers like Bloodshy & Avant, Kara DioGuardi, RedOne, Twin, The Writing Camp and many more. Also known as Dave Monopoly, he is the founder of Jassy World Entertainment. He is currently on trial in Los Angeles for the November 23, 2008 death of John Osnes, a jazz musician over an alleged episode of road rage. Jassy denies the murder charges saying he acted in self-defense.

    David Jassy

    Arrest and prosecution

    David Jassy was arrested by Los Angeles police on November 23, 2008, after a confrontation between David Jassy and jazz musician John Osnes which led to a fight between the two. Osnes, an avid pedestrian activist who did not own a car, was crossing the street at Selma Avenue and Schrader Boulevard in Los Angeles, when Jassy's car moved into the crosswalk, authorities said. Witnesses told police that Osnes struck the front of Jassy's vehicle with his hands. Jassy allegedly got out, punched Osnes, kicked him in the head when he stooped to recover his glasses, and then ran over him with the vehicle while attempting his escape. Bystanders, including an off-duty Anaheim police officer, witnessed the assault and tried unsuccessfully to detain Jassy, according to authorities.

    Osnes was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital, and Jassy was arrested later that day after the investigators traced the license of his rented vehicle. David Jassy was arrested, and is now charged with one count of murder, along with an additional count of assault with a deadly weapon. He remains in custody on $1 million bail. He faces a possible life-with-parole prison term. The trial began on January 13th, 2010. Jassy's attorney contends he was defending himself, his girlfriend and his SUV from "an angry drunk." The prosecuting attourney says Jassy was the aggressor.

    I'm not a lawyer. The information I gave is based on certain research. Please review the information yourself to make an informed decision. Also, the information I posted may no longer be accurate.


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