US: Nephew of reality TV star Benzino convicted of shooting him



    US: Nephew of reality TV star Benzino convicted of shooting him

    Aug.19, Plymouth: The nephew of hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino has been convicted in connection with Benzino's shooting during a funeral procession in Massachusetts.

    Gai Scott was found guilty Thursday of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, but was cleared of armed assault with intent to murder. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 26, according to reports.

    Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, suffered non-life-threatening wounds to his shoulder and back in the March 2014 shooting.

    Authorities said that both men were in moving vehicles on the way to a Plymouth church for the funeral of Raymond Scott's mother. Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from a family dispute. the Associated Press reported.

    Benzino at the time appeared on VH1's reality show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and was CEO of Hip Hop Weekly.

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