Ga. Jury Finds Man not Guilty in Rapper's Death

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ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta rapper has been found not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of a rival musician.
 
Vinson Hardimon, who uses the name Young Vito, appeared in Fulton County Superior Court Monday. He was convicted of aggravated assault and weapons charges and a judge sentenced 30-year-old Hardimon to 25 years in prison.
 
Hardimon was arrested in the December 2011 shooting death of Mario Hamilton, known as Slim Dunkin. Authorities say 24-year-old Hamilton was shot after an altercation at an East Atlanta recording studio.
 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/VBVBCc ) reports that while awaiting trial in the Slim Dunkin case, Hardimon pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge stemming from an incident involving a gun in April 2011.
 
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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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