The murder trial of Aubrey Berry, the man accused of shooting Atlanta rapper Dolla in broad daylight at the Beverly Hills mall, started today (May 4th).
Berry, 24, is being tried by a jury for committing the 2009 murder, after the two had allegedly been involved in an altercation at a strip club in Atlanta.
Berry claims Dolla, who was shot from behind, was threatening his life, while acting in self-defense.
Prosecutors accused Berry of shooting at Dolla eight times. Four bullets struck the aspiring rapper, as he attempted to run from the valet area of the mall.
The trial, which started today, is expected to last a week. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Berry is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of Dolla’s murder.