Aubrey Berry, Not Guilty on All Charges in Shooting Death of Rapper

By Alex A. Alonso
STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
May 21, 2010 | 6:45 p.m.

Aubrey Berry with defense attorney Howard Price, May 21, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After nine days of trial testimony and two days of jury deliberations, Aubrey Berry, 24, was found not guilty of all charges in the shooting death of Roderick Burton, 21. Berry had been charged with first degree murder in the death of Burton, after a confrontation at the Beverly Center shopping mall on May 18, 2009. He was also charged with two charges of attempted murder against two of his friends, William Robinson and Sadiq Abawi.

Judge Michael Pastor read the verdicts one after the other, “not guilty in the crime of first degree murder,” “not guilty of the crime of murder in the second degree,” “not guilty of the crime of voluntary manslaughter,” “not guilty of the crime of blankault with a firearm” against Robinson and finally “not guilty of blankault with a firearm” against Abawi.

Burton’s mother began to weep after hearing the not guilty verdict of the third charge of voluntary manslaughter. Berry showed absolutely no emotion when he heard the first not guilty verdict and he looked straight at Judge Pastor as he read the four verdicts. Defense attorney Howard R. Price sat next to Berry with hands clinch together and after hearing that last not guilty verdict, Price clapped once, and turned to his left and hugged Berry.

Deputy District Attorney Robert (Bobby) Grace, was nodding his head in disagreement as he listened to the verdicts. Since the jury did not want to be interviewed, we were not able to get feedback regarding their opinions of the evidence. Jose Molina, one of the best witnesses for the prosecution, was perhaps overshadowed by other witnesses or evidence, but according to Grace, “Molina was credible, he had great recall from the preliminary hearing to the trial.”

Burton’s mother had to be escorted out the court room with blankistance because she was overwhelmed with sorrow. Berry will be released from the custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department later this evening.

Aubrey Berry with defense attorney Howard Price while verdicts are read, May 21, 2010

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53 Comments for “Aubrey Berry, Not Guilty on All Charges in Shooting Death of Rapper”

  1. owes

    wow, how did this happen?

  2. rio jr

    I bet er body hatin this but at da same time, now guys can catch that chick as guy now, get him fa me if not fa yall selves. justice will be seeked. that guy betta stay SUPA LOW….. He got the whole ATL at his head, he took the life of a real guy, so he shall be held responsible fa his actions…. do u really think that guys finna b calm about this shyt, i got $1000 say sumbody end up kil#i*g that man. you kno damn well, guys in the A like “yeahhhh, we finna get this chick as guy, i cant wait”. cuz if im thinkin like ” i whack dat guy” and i dont even know him, i kno otha guys thinkin dat who do kno him. f#@$k THAT guy AUBREY BERRY. I aint no crip… ima stone fom chicago illinois booy…. R.I.P DOLLA, THE CHI GOT A LOT A LOVE FA U. t.p.s.n and b.p.s.n all day…

  3. Big 6 0

    Its about time the justice system got something right for a change….did you guys ever think that maybe dolla was wrong for attacking someone for the second time for no apparent reason? If someone were to try to ki*l you once do you think you would give them the opportunity to ki*l you again?

    • HEAVEN

      THANK YOU!!! EVERY ACTION DESERVES A REACTION, IF SOMEONE ATTACKED ME ONCE AND TRIED TO DO IT AGAIN, THEN THEY GOTTA GO. POINT, BLANK, PERIOD. YOU LIVE NY THE GUN, YOU DIE BY THE GUN.

    • nina

      dummy he just attacked aubrey he did notki*l him maybe aubrey should kil yall then you will have

    • nina

      dummy he just attacked aubrey he did notki*l him maybe aubrey should kil yall then you will have

  4. ya'll betta do somethin

    munkee faces better get active or they the most turned down gang out

  5. Rio Jr is Retarded

    Rio Jr, yes you, fake blank wannabe stone from chi town, learn to type, mind your own and shut the f#@$k up you wanna be blank chick blank faksta blank guy.

  6. Hex

    Yo B that’s sad. I feel for his family. As far as that other Lil guy goes. He said he was always strappped at all times. Ur gonna have to continue that for the time being. Cuz it’s ur turn.u already know the streets gone light u up boi. Somebody gonna miss u boi. I just don’t understand the foul play they talkin about. Like the body & the casings being moved. But r.i.p Dolla. & it’s gone be r.i.p to u too berry

  7. caca

    If Dolla was tryna hurt berry then he got what he got shot the f#@$k up tryna punk another man. chick blank guys think someone should get stomped, bet down, stabbed to sh*% for some walk-in rap banger. Salutes to Berry for protecting himself.

  8. Fuck bitch ass niggas..

    These guys thought that berry was some square blank guy . chick blank guys like Rio are the reason why you have to ki*l these mother f#@$kers if you get into a fight with them. They can’t take a f#@$king beatdown like a man. Just because your scared chick blank is running around with 20 mother f#@$kers that doesn’t make you hard . It really makes your dumbblank look f#@$king weak fam. I am all for guys proctecting them selves agains chick blank guys that run around with other chick blank guys. The sad part of about is that this guy was fighting over a hoe. guy you die over a hoe guy ,and that hoe is Slobbing on another guys d#$k right now while you’re in the dirt go figure.

  9. FORREALTHO

    Amen, vagina blank guys today talkin bout they a man but raised by they strawberry blank moms scared to catch that 1 on 1.

  10. Sois unos idiotas

    We don’t care if Berry was in the right or wrong here, the fact is he came to our neighborhood and took a piss in our backyard and has been given a pblank to continue on….sorry, not here ni66as..

  11. Ray

    I didn’t know Aubrey Berry was from Houston.

  12. mr.feelgood

    Im very pleased to read this article finally they blame the dumb guy in his own slaying that he very well inflicted on him self its just too bad that young man couldnt land a movie script he would of been a good acter R.I.P. DOLLA what kind of real gangster bangs/gets ki*led in beverly hills

  13. notorious 3rd

    Hey chumps…guys die in l.a. Everyday…aubry ant built for this sh*% he gotta live like a vagabond now..lol if not than guys is go make a movie outta cuzz…and the mark blank guy that slid him the banger think he off in the shade yea right what’s done in the dark all ways comes to light..I know what u did last year..hehehe..rest in peace bucc.coolie I ant forgot…323 to the 404…chick itz da mobb!

  14. CHoc DOnutz

    Wow, what a exhibition of dirtlow ignorance. Enjoy your jungles…

  15. Big punch

    Rip to the Lil guy…but he was a hook…the Lil dude came from chi to la then Atlanta..when he was like 13 or something..he wasn’t no f#@$king banger..he might have been down with the crabs over there, but he was a f#@$king rapper trying to get hood strips on his mouth..he wasn’t goin to ki*l that dude..he just didn’t know the guy had a burner, bc he thought he could bring a burner from Atlanta ..the guy slipped, an he paid for it..u rap guy need to learn when u bang..somebody goin To bang back..ie..biggie an 2pac…so unless you trying to ride the ride for the whole ride..life or death..get Yo blank off…u niiga need to blame that tee money guy for putting that sh*% in the Lil guy head..ain’t nobody goin to do nothin to that bc..the guy wasn’t really down like that to b working a niiga for that for that pen time…an ain’t none of u hook blank atl guy goin to do sh*%, but run Yo mouths..u guy want to b rappers no gangsters…hooks…the Lil guy resting bc he was trying to b something he wasn’t

  16. Looter Campbull

    well well well…aint u all sum hawd mafukaz yo! chick this – fakedat! One ting 4 sho – they some dum guyz shootin dum guyz and dum guyz gitin locked up for a year or two or maybe twenty for stoopid sh*%! Real gangsta don’t take a run like 20-2-life – for sh*% like this. OG might rob a truck with a big payout take a chance on 20 – but laugh at you stoopid chickes with your peewee 9’s strapped at the mall like a damn punk posse ! Cali is fill-up with fake gangstas – cry like a chick get locked up and hope da white man lawyer save day azz!

    Cali street and prisons full of fake gangstaz chickes!

    • Silly Billy

      Now wait a minute, LOOTER…I take offense to your last line. Why it gotta be a white lawyer?
      There some dam good Black lawyers out there too! Unfrotunately, not any good Mexican ones.

  17. Michael Smith

    I’m still waiting for someone to ki*l this “AB”. Seriously, this guy needs to get murdered. Gunshot to the face, point blank, is preferred.

    Seriously, this AB needs to know what a gunshot to the face feels like.

  18. Hwood

    You nikkas r ignorant..a young man lost his life cause of some fake blank nikka w.smthng to prove..kali we do our shiit no doubt bt we ki*l abt a lot of dumb shiit..I am a bdogg nd all but noone crip or not deserve to die for pettyness..&if the law won’t God will..but more den likely the streets will speak 1st..maybe here ..maybe n ATL..bt either way..stop hatin..dolla had talent..plus most a u hoes wldnt buss a grape n a fruit fite!..inet bangers!

    • Is U 4 Real???

      HWOOD: Wait a minute, did u just say u were a B-Dog and u here saying that No one,
      Crip or not deserve to die for pettiness? No way. You know what, ni66a, u deserve the
      peace prize for that. You have come to a realization that no gang banger has ever come to.
      You realize what u just said? What, pray tell, do you call pettiness? Shooting someone
      because they look at your woman wrong? Or you wrong? Someone wearing the wrong
      color shirt on your neighborhood? Someone selling crack on your corner? Good God! Are
      you f#@$king real? It’s all petiness man. All of it. Wait, I be back, im call the L.A. times and tell
      them they got a gang banger with the answerr to it all…

  19. nina

    s hutup punk dolla did not have a gun . all you people say dolla got what he deserved are mentally retarded crackheads we all have an appointment to die not just dolla has to die

  20. nina

    aubrey is a mentally retarded crackhead

  21. nina

    how mentally retarded was the jugde for letting aubrey berry go,this man took a life he could of ki*led an innocent bystander. the judge and jururs wre looking for revenge

  22. YOMAMACUH

    My god we have some dumbblank judges and jururs, do they not see that this dipsh*% aubrey berry MURDERED dolla? this dude should get life in prison for murder, i hope some guys just ki*l this piece of sh*% aubrey berry out there

  23. STFU

    AYE ALL IWANA SAY IS DOLLA AINT DESERVE WHAT HE GOT PEOPLE ki*l EACH OTHER BCAUSE THEY JEALOUS OF WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE GOT THEY WANT THE LIFE YOU HAVE THIS guy AB A f#@$kIN WHORE FOR SHOOTIN DOLLA IN THE HEAD AND GETTIN AWAY WIT THAT sh*% DOLLA WAS A GOOD blank RAPPER AND IF YOU A FAN YOU SHOULD BE REMEMBA DOLLA FOR WHO HE WAS AND TO THE NIGKAS THAT SAY HE DESERVED IT YALL SOME f#@$kIN HATERS BUT I BET YALL WAS THE MAIN ONES ON HIS d#$k WHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT!

  24. nina

    does aubrey berry look crazy ? this man is a ki*ler doesn’t any one see this. scared people do not ki*l people crazy scared people do .

    • civility

      Aubrey Berry looks like an innocent lil nerd that got tierd of getting his blank kicked. Too bad Dolla decided to punk the wrong nerd, and he got got. I bet Berry aint never got into any trouble in his entire life. Look at that lil soft face of his. Sorry to see you go Dolla. RIP baby. C U in the next life.

      ANd everyone esle stop trying to act like gangstazzzz.

  25. JAZONEBABY

    Anyone actually postin up in this hot dog was there or see anything?

    then shut to f#@$k up….getting smoked over she said he said bullsh*%

    if some dung azz attack me over a hoe and come deep he deserve whatever to f#@$k he gets…

    He comes back again im gonna put em to sleep to have a peace of mind

    ( no disrespect to anyone specifically RIP cuz we got mad respect for them )

    all this over a chick

    dumb azz ni66azz

    so lets ki*l and then ki*l some more and then media and society will tell us what to do and we will follow them

    bunch of followerzzz

    mind control

    slaves of their own make

    gangstazz dont die over bullsh*% capone gotti etc…bangers get cut for standing on a corner and its they fault putting themselves there

    products of environment

    f#@$k da bullsh*% get money get paid and dont let no motheblankazzz tell you all what to do ….go legit

    you all slaves in ya mindzzz

    mad love to Chi town….

    at a mall strapped what ya gonna do…rob a boutique store?

    dumb azz mofos

    when I read this and realized all this over a hoe ya all need to consult too short ( mad love my man 2Short )

    give ya a chick and not let you hit this joint

    to all ya motheblankazzz run up on one man 10, 20 deep ya all some hoes chick blank hoes

    now lets continue kil#i*g each other restards…natural depopulation

    who needs some free heat? crack? ya all want some …waiting for orders…

    nothing wrong with education either

    • nina

      auibrey berry is still a retard he ki*led dolla over bull he is crazy all the crazy people should put in a box and then pu

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