Lil Wayne Goes to Prison
Rapper sentenced to 1 year on gun charge, could be out by October
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2010 2:45 PM CST
Rapper Lil Wayne is handcuffed at Manhattan criminal court, Monday, March 8, 2010, in New York, after being sentenced to a year in jail in New York City for having a loaded gun on his tour bus in 2007.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – A New York judge sentenced Lil Wayne to a year in prison today for a 2007 gun charge. Fans and media crowded around the Manhattan Criminal Court Building for the rapper's sentencing, which had been delayed twice, by Wayne's dental surgery and a fire at the courthouse. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Wayne could be him out as early as October, MTV reports.