Producer Shawty Redd Found Not Guilty Of Murder

Producer Shawty Redd Found Not Guilty Of Murder

Hip-hop producer/songwriter Shawty Redd can rest a bit easier now that major charges are off of his back. Redd (Demetrius Stewart) has been found not guilty of murder as well as lesser charges filed in Jan 2010, according to MTV News.

The Atlanta native, known for producing hits like Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction" and Young Jeezy's "Who Dat," found himself in trouble after a New Year's Day shooting of Damon Martin at his home in Hampton, Georgia.

"The defense was clearly self-defense," Redd's attorney Ashutosh Joshi told MTV News. "We argued that Redd's life was threatened both verbally and physically, and this occurred in his home and that he shot this gentleman as a result of that."

The trial began Monday (Oct 31) and concluded Wednesday (Nov 2), ultimately with Judge Wade Crumbly clearing Stewart of all charges.

Shawty Redd, in addition to working with Jeezy and Snoop, has also produced for Rick Ross, Pusha T, and Gucci Mane