Daddywas acquitted Friday of possession of an
illegal handgun and later trying to bribe his driver to cover
the alleged shooting. When the verdict was read, Combs was
holding a copy of the Bible. “I told him, `You’ve got your
life back,”’ Cochran said outside the courtroom. ”`Good
luck. Do the best with it.”’ Combs faced up to 29 years in
prison had he been convicted of bribery and both weapons possession
charges. His bodyguard, Anthony “Wolf” Jones, was acquitted
of the same charges.
who had been charged with attempted murder, was convicted
of two counts of assault for the shooting inside the club
in the early morning hours of Dec. 27, 1999.
The trial stretched
nearly seven weeks, with jurors hearing from 59 witnesses
and examining more than 130 pieces of evidence.