Rapper Shakur Gets Prison for Assault
Rap artist Tupac Shakur was sentenced Tuesday to a term of 1 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years in prison for his 1993 assault of a woman in a Manhattan hotel room.
New York State Judge Daniel P. Fitzgerald also sentenced Shakur’s business manager, Charles Fuller, 23, to four months in jail and five years’ probation for the same crime.
Fitzgerald turned down requests to allow the two men to remain free on bail pending appeals. In pronouncing sentence, he said Shakur’s “arrogant abuse of his victim follows a pattern of escalating violence as his career progressed.”
Shakur and Fuller were convicted in December of sexually abusing a 20-year-old fan on Nov. 18, 1993. A jury acquitted them of sodomy and weapon possession charges.
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