Rapper Sentenced to Jail
Stanley Howse, 27, of the Grammy-winning band Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was sentenced to 12 years in prison for an assault conviction, reports the Associated Press. Howse, known as “Flesh-N-Bone,” was convicted in June of assault with a semiautomatic firearm in a Los Angeles court, following a December incident in which he reportedly threatened a man with an AK-47. He faced up to 19 years of jail time but his defense attorney, Jonathan Kissler, successfully appealed to the judge to lighten his sentence in light of Howse’s abusive childhood. “This is one of the worst cases I’ve read in terms of childhood abuse,” said Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp in the Los Angeles court.