The men who were arrested and charged for assault of rapper Bizzy Bone of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony earlier this year were sentenced in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (Nov. 24).
Marlo Jones, 31, Ricky Pearson, 30, Markiece Goss, 24, and Vanquan Knott, 20 were given lengthy prison sentences for there roles in the attack that left Bizzy Bone, real name Byron McCane, bloodied.
The attack took place on January 9 at the Universal City hotel in Los Angeles where Bizzy was staying. The men beat him and robbed him of his jewelry.
Jones, who worked for the anti-gang organization Unity One at the time, was collared soon after the attack. He admitted he carried out the robbery and assault to benefit a street gang. He pleaded no contest to a single count of burglary and was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
Pearson was sentenced to 19 years in prison; Knott was sentenced to 11 years; and Goss received a 6-year sentence.