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November 30, 2016: Rapper Lil Twist Pleads to Assault, Theft After Miracle Mile Party

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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CORRECTION: Corrects location of next court hearing.

Rapper Lil Twist entered a no contest plea today to assault and other charges stemming from a 2014 attack at a Miracle Mile apartment, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Simone Shay said the rapper whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, 23, pleaded no contest to one count each of first-degree residential burglary; assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury; assault with a deadly weapon, brass knuckles; grand theft and first-degree robbery.

Moore pleaded open to the court and was immediately sentenced to one year in jail and three years of formal probation. An open plea is one made to the court when there has been no disposition agreement with prosecutors.

He is scheduled for a restitution hearing and surrender on Feb. 3 in Department 114 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On Nov. 7, 2014, Moore attended a party in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard. When the victim asked the defendant to leave, Moore slapped the man in the face, the prosecutor said.

The rapper then returned half an hour later with four others who jumped and subdued the victim. Moore then kicked the man, the prosecutor added.

Case BA434241 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Division.