Remy Ma convicted of shooting woman
( Reuter )- Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was convicted of assault, weapons possession and coercion on Thursday for shooting a woman in the abdomen in a dispute about money in New York.
But the New York State Supreme Court jury also cleared her of charges of gang assault, witness tampering, witness intimidation and assault in a separate incident in which her associates are accused of beating up the boyfriend of a witness.
The artist, whose real name is Remy Smith, faces five to 25 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Remy Ma shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph in July after a night out in New York, thinking she had taken $3,000 from her purse. Defense attorneys had said the shooting was accidental.
Remy Ma was nominated for a 2004 Grammy for her part in Terror Squad's song "Lean Back."