The investigation into the Terry Boyd murder case, a 35-year-old man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, began on October 21, 2009.
Boyd was found dead with six bullets in his chest and torso, seemingly killed in a murder-for-hire scheme allegedly orchestrated by Boosie.
The murder case became widely known due to the involvement of rapper Lil Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch.
Boosie was ultimately charged with first-degree murder in Boyd’s death.Terry Boyd, a father of six, was known for his community involvement.
He worked for a local sanitation company and was described by his family and friends as a hardworking and loving man.
Boyd’s obituary highlighted his love for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers football teams.
Investigation begins: Boyd’s death on Vermilion Drive
Terry Boyd was found dead on Vermilion Drive in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the early hours of October 21, 2009.
By the time the police arrived, Boyd’s body was sprawled on a bloodied leather couch, together with $402 in cash and a disposable camera.
A post-mortem examination of Boyd’s body revealed traces of narcotics, including marijuana, codeine, and morphine.
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Boosie Murder Trial: A $2,800 Murder-for-Hire
Boosie, whose real name is Torrance Hatch, is accused of killing Boyd in a $2,800 murder-for-hire scheme.
According to the prosecutor, Boosie allegedly hired Louding to murder Boyd after receiving a letter accusing Boyd of attempting to rob him.
The defense, however, claims Boyd and Boosie had a friendly relationship and that there is no such letter in evidence.
Boosie’s team has also attacked the prosecution’s case, claiming that Boosie’s gangsta rap lyrics.
Which criticize law enforcement officials, are being unfairly used against him. Despite Lil Boosie having a child with Boyd’s sister.
The prosecutor has accused Boosie of orchestrating the murder, stating that Boyd had to be “eliminated” and that Louding had to kill him in a “cowardly” manner.
Prosecutor Tells jurors loading killed boyd in a “Cowardly” manner
According to the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Dana Cummings, the murder was “execution-style,” with Boyd asleep on the couch.
Cummings claims that Louding shot Boyd multiple times with a 9 mm handgun before fleeing.
The prosecutor has used Louding’s taped confession and telephone records that trace Louding to Boosie’s recording studio.
Before and after the killing to lend credibility to the accusations against Boosie.
Terry Boyd Baton Rouge obituary
Terry Boyd was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on February 4, 1974. He was a loving father, son, brother, and uncle, survived by his mother and sister.
Boyd had a promising career as a welder before his incarceration.
After five years behind bars, he was released on parole in September 2009, only to be killed less than a month later.
The Boyd family has requested privacy during the trial but hope for justice for Terry’s death and for their family’s closure.
Terry’s mother and sister have attended the trial, which has taken a significant emotional toll on them.
Witness testimony & mental health in Boyd murder case.
The trial against Lil Boosie continues, with further testimony expected in the coming days.
Loading, who initially confessed to the murder but now denies it, is a key witness for the prosecution.
Boosie’s defense team is working hard to discredit the evidence against their client, citing Louding’s history of mental illness and his violent past.
The Terry Boyd murder case has captured the attention of Baton Rouge and beyond. For Terry’s family, justice might finally provide some peace and closure.