Vinson Hardimon, Atlanta rapper, gets 25 years in Slim Dunkin murder case

An undated photo of rapper Slim Dunkin, who police said was gunned down Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in an Atlanta music studio.

(CBS) ATLANTA - Vinson Hardimon, the man accused of fatally shooting Slim Dunkin, an Atlanta-based rapper, will spend the next 25 years in jail after being found guilty on assault and weapons charges, CBS Atlanta reports.

While a jury acquitted Hardimon of murder and felony murder, he was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a handgun during the commission of a felony in the December 2011 altercation that resulted in the death of Mario Hamilton, also known as rapper Slim Dunkin.

The 30-year-old Hardimon, who is a rapper known as Young Vito, was accused of killing the 24-year-old Hamilton at an east Atlanta studio in December 2011. While Hardimon was awaiting trial in the murder case, he pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge stemming from an incident involving a gun in April 2011, the station reports.

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