DMX Facing Prison After Guilty Plea

Rap sheet as long as rapper's arm may land in him in gaol

DMX is facing a minimum 90-day prison sentence after pleading guilty yesterday (December 30) to drug possession, theft, and animal cruelty charges.

2008 has been a bad year for the pit bull-owning rapper, real name Earl Simmons, who was repeatedly arrested in his home state of Arizona for offences ranging from speeding to taking someone’s identity.

The cruelty charge stems from an arrest made in May after a seven-month investigation following a raid on his house the previous August. Police had found dead and malnourished pit bulls, a weapons stash, and drugs.

A sentencing hearing has been set for January 30, where additional charges may be dismissed thanks to the guilty plea.

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