Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to one charge of threatening to kill and two counts of drug possession. He now faces up to seven years in prison.
However, Rudd’s lawyer wants to avoid sentencing altogether. He’s applying for a “discharge without conviction.” He claims Rudd is the victim of pre-trial prejudice due to the “attempt to procure a murder” charge that was quickly dropped back in November.
More details regarding Rudd’s November arrest have come to light. He was reportedly angry over the way the launch of his first solo album was handled back in August, which led him to threaten an assistant. Prosecutors say Rudd called an associate on September 25, asking for the employee to be “taken out.” The following day, they allege, he called the employee and said, “I’m going to come and kill you.”
Right now Rudd is waiting to be sentenced in June.
– Adam K