French rapper Mohammed Syllas sentenced to 12years in jail for murder

French rapper Mohamed Sylla popularly known as MHD has been given a 12-year jail term for the murder of a young man in Paris in 2018.

MHD was found guilty of involvement in the gang-related killing of Loic K, 23.

The victim was knocked down by MHD’s Mercedes, then beaten and stabbed to death by a crowd of about 12 people.

Five other defendants were also jailed over the killing and received terms between 10 and 18 years. Three men were acquitted.

In his final statement to the court, MHD insisted he was innocent.

MHD denied being at the scene, but a local resident filmed the attack from his window and the Mercedes was identified as belonging to the rapper, AFP reported.