Persia checked in with fans on her MySpace page on Friday (December 5), after announcing a few days earlier she was convicted on a felony gun possession charge. The rapper is now facing a 3 1/2 year prison term and is appealing to fans to write letters to the Ulster County DA to reconsider the sentence. She writes:
Let me break this story down for everyone who has asked.
I was in a very abusive relationship and felt like I couldnt leave or else my family would be harmed.
It became to much and I had to go.
I was stalked and threatened for months, as was my family.
my mom had a heart attack due to this man.
I went into hiding but honestly who can live like that?
My mom bought a gun so that i could get from my front door to my car with being attacked or even killed.
I was pulled over and arrested with the gun and am now facing 3.5 years.
The guy was a police informant so i felt helpless, i couldnt call the cops because he would get right out and come looking for me.
i have seen women die with orders of protection in their hands.
this man pour gasoline beside my moms house and told me he would kill the only thing i loved.
what would you do?
So I am appealing to my fans and asking everyone to write letters to the D.A. in hopes that he will reconsider the 3 1/2 yr sentence.
I was involved in an abusive relationship which led to him trying to kill me, I felt I had no chocice but to protect myself. Now I am facing jail time for felony gun possesion.
I am due in for sentencing on Dec 12th and every letter will help.
If time does not allow for Postal Mail please fax your letters in.
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