Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial

March 24, 2015 7:48 PM

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Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial

HAMMOND, La. -- In 2001, they say, they were bullied into silence or forced to lie in court to help prosecutors wrongfully convict a 22-year-old rap artist of shooting a fan. Now, they will no longer keep silent.

Five eyewitnesses -- including the prosecution's star witness -- have signed affidavits in recent days to swear they didn't see McKinley "Mac" Phipps Jr. shoot a young fan. The witnesses claim in the documents, which have been assembled by Phipps' attorney, that authorities intimidated them into fal...

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