Beanie Sigel To Be Tried Again For Attempted Murder

Rapper's first trial ended in a mistrial in April.

Beanie Sigel is headed for court yet again.

The State Property rapper is scheduled to begin his trial for attempted murder on January 12, 2005 — the second time he'll be tried on those charges. Sigel's first trial ended in a mistrial in April after the jury could not reach a unanimous decision (see "Beanie Sigel's Attempted Murder Trial Ends With Hung Jury"). Before the trial date was set by Judge Karen Shreeves-Johns on Tuesday, it was up to prosecutors to decide whether or not they wanted to proceed with another case against Sigel.

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, is accused of shooting Terrance Speller outside a Philadelphia bar. Sigel is free on bail in the case, but on July 8 he faces sentencing for an unrelated weapons charge (see "Beanie To Plead Guilty, Face Time On Gun Charges").

A representative for Sigel was unavailable for comment.