Remy Ma’s NYC assault trial opens in Manhattan

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      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.




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