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Swedish rapper gets 15-to-life for L.A. killing

A Swedish hip-hop artist who ran down and killed a man at a Hollywood crosswalk has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.David Moses Jassy, who also uses the name Dave Monopoly, was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and other crimes.Prosecutors say the 35-year-old rapper killed John Osnes in November 2008 after the pedestrian activist banged on the hood of his rented SUV when it
/ Source: The Associated Press

A Swedish hip-hop artist who ran down and killed a man at a Hollywood crosswalk has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

David Moses Jassy, who also uses the name Dave Monopoly, was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and other crimes.

Prosecutors say the 35-year-old rapper killed John Osnes in November 2008 after the pedestrian activist banged on the hood of his rented SUV when it stopped in a crosswalk.

Authorities say the rapper punched the 55-year-old Osnes in the face, kicked him in the head and ran him over him as he drove away.

Jassy testified that he never intended to hurt Osnes.

Jassy claims to have sung with and written several songs for "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale.