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Court gives thumbs down to rapper’s YoutTube video

MANNING (AP) — A 29-year-old Manning man has been ordered to spend four years in prison for threatening a judge and a former prosecutor in a YouTube rap video.

The Item of Sumter reports (http://bit.ly/1eb3Z0M ) a jury convicted Rodregiz Cole Tuesday of intimidating a public official but found him not guilty of threatening the life of a public official.

In the video, Cole and another suspect rap, “Amy Land and Ferrell Cothran, I have your brains on the boulevard.” The two were involved as judge and prosecutor in a 2011 drug case that landed Cole in jail for 60 days.

Cole’s lawyer says he was just using a metaphor and was thankful the judge and prosecutor turned around his life.

The second suspect, 26-year-old Keith Gadson, is awaiting trial on similar charges.

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