Swedish hip-hop star DAVID MOSES JASSY has been handed a lengthy prison sentence after he was found guilty of killing a jazz pianist with his car.
The rapper - also known as Dave Monopoly - was found guilty of mowing down John Osnes in November 2008 in Los Angeles, with prosecutors claiming he lost his temper when the 55 year old banged on the hood of his car at a pedestrian crossing.
Jassy was convicted of second-degree murder, assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury at a hearing in L.A. last month (Feb10).
He was back in court on Thursday (04Mar10) to hear his punishment, and the judge handed him a prison sentence of 15 years to life, according to Fox News.
During the hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Michael Johnson denied a request from defence lawyers to have the second-degree murder conviction reduced to manslaughter, telling Jassy: "In my mind, there is no question that this is a murder (and you) deserves every bit of punishment."