Tru Life, born Robert Rosado, was once signed to Jay-Z's Roc La Familia imprint. He and his brother Marcus Rosado were slapped with second-degree murder, gang assault and assault charges after the alleged altercation on June 15, 2009, that investigators said initially began with a dispute outside New York nightclub Pacha.
The deal would reduce the severity of the original charges and require the rapper and his brother, who was offered a 12-year deal, to waive their right to appeal.
According to Tru Life's attorney, Alan M. Abramson, the rapper has yet to formally agree to the plea deal. In an e-mail message to MTV News, Abramson wrote,
"The offer is being reviewed and no decisions have been made at this time."Trulife and his brother allegedly chased Jason Gray, 30, and Christopher Guerrero, 20, into a lobby on E. 26th St. in New York City. Cops said the duo stabbed Guerrero in the stomach and Gray in the chest.
Court documents reveal the victim, Christopher Guerrero, died as a result of the alleged stabbing. The second man, Gray, was allegedly hospitalized for stab wounds.
Tru Life, from Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood, is best known in the hip-hop world for his beef with Queens rap duo Mobb Deep over a failed collaboration. The Puerto Rican lyricist was later a cornerstone of Jay-Z's then-burgeoning Latin-orientated Roc La Familia, along with Texas rapper Aztec. Tru Life never released an album on the label.