Flesh-N-Bone Convicted On Assault, Weapons Charges

Rapper could face close to 20 years when sentenced in July for gun incident.

MTV Online News

Rapper Flesh-N-Bone of

color="#003163">Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was convicted Thursday

of assault with a firearm and for being an ex-convict in criminal

possession of a firearm for threatening a friend with an AK-47 in

December.

A jury in a Los Angeles Superior Court handed down the decision, and Flesh-N-Bone (born Stanley Howse) could face up to 19

years and eight months in prison on the two charges when he is sentenced July 14, according to Reuters.

The rapper was convicted of pulling the semiautomatic weapon out of a baby's

crib and pointing it at his friend Torrance Vickers. Though Vickers said

he didn't report the incident to police, his brother, Fred Nelson,

testified that Flesh-N-Bone pulled the AK-47 on Vickers.

Flesh-N-Bone's legal problems could worsen even further in the next few days,

as he's scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on June 20 to face

felony charges of possession of a firearm and resisting an officer,

stemming from an incident in January.

In that case, Flesh-N-Bone was arrested for allegedly brandishing a

loaded shotgun at a relative's home in Los Angeles, and then for

allegedly refusing to leave the premises after officers arrived on the

scene.

Flesh-N-Bone contributed tracks and appears on Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's

most recent album, BTNH Resurrection, which has sold more than 1

million copies since its release in February.

— David Basham