Benzino’s Nephew Denied Bail

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April 3, 2014 | 7:26am EST

Rapper Benzino’s nephew has been ordered to remain behind bars without bail after he was accused of trying to kill the hip-hop star at a family funeral.
Gai Scott, 36, was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder after allegedly shooting Benzino in the shoulder as he rode in the funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts on Saturday.
He appeared before Plymouth District Court on Monday when his lawyer argued that Scott fired at his uncle in self-defense and a not guilty plea was entered.
Judge J. Thomas Kirkman denied him bail on Wednesday following a separate hearing.
Benzino, real name Raymond Scott, was hospitalized after the shooting but is now recovering.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, he thanked fans for their ongoing support, writing, “I really appriciate everybodies (sic) kind words and prayers, I’m truly grateful and blessed, it helped me alot.(sic)”