The rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession, and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. He previously had pleaded not guilty to illegal gun possession charges that carried at least three and a half years in prison upon conviction. The gun was found by police in the tour bus while in Manhattan in 2007. His trial was due to start January 20. Wayne is prison-bound after taking a surprise and docile gun possession guilty plea this morning in return for a promise of one year behind bars. He'll be spending most of 2010 in an upstate cage. Celebrity defense lawyer Stacey Richman has repeatedly complained that the gun actually belonged to another, uncharged associate of the rapper who was on the bus and was willing to accept responsibilty for it. A tiny handful of cells (from two to 16)were swabbed off the grip and trigger and matched to Lil Wayne's own genetic profile. Lil is due back in court for a pre-sentencing proceeding on December 15, at which time a precise February sentencing date will be set by the judge.
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