COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The 2011 murder of jewelry store manager Steve Toms was followed by an alleged string of armed robberies that two men are accused of playing a role in.
The videos that were played in court were highly debated amongst attorneys as they showed a group of men that include Johnson and Gordon rapping about what prosecutors are calling criminal activity. One video additionally showed a robbery simulation.
Some of the lyrics include lines like, "Certified thugs over here boy that's how we do," and "We go hard we go crazy," as well as,"I'm on this paper chase, see me running on this paper trail. Look like money, smell like money, getting money can't you tell?"
Defense attorneys argued that the videos were strictly for entertainment purposes, and objected to them being shown in court especially without authentication from Youtube.
One suspect involved in the armed robberies in question took the stand on Thursday saying the music videos showed real life crimes the group was involved in.