Remy Ma, 26, went on trial for assault Monday, with a prosecutor claiming the rapper shot and almost killed Makeda Barnes Joseph because she thought she had stolen $2,000 from her.
But a lawyer for Remy Smith, said the July 14 shooting after a party was "a tragic accident."
Prosecutor Jason Berland said Smith, who accused Joseph of taking $2,000 from her purse, fired two .45-caliber slugs into Joseph’s abdomen, then fled in a Cadillac Escalade and slammed into a parked car a few blocks away.
According to the prosecution, Smith abandoned her SUV and went to a friend’s house without ever calling police or for medical help.
Smith has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is free on $250,000 bail. Ms. Smith could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.