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Jay Z's former associate Tru Life offered a plea deal for 2009 stabbing death

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Jay Z's former associate Tru Life offered a plea deal for 2009 stabbing death
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(CBS) - Former Jay Z associate and rapper Tru Life was offered a plea deal of 10 years in prison by Manhattan prosecutors Wednesday in connection with the 2009 fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man outside the New York nightclub Pacha.

Tru Life, whose real name is Robert Rosado, and his brother Marcus Rosado, were charged with second-degree murder, gang assault and assault charges for the June 15, 2009 altercation that claimed the life of Christopher Guerrero and sent a second man to the hospital, reports MTV News.

If Tru Life accepts the deal, the severity of the original charges would be significantly reduced; however, he and his brother, who was offered a 12-year prison term in a plea deal, would have to waive their right to appeal.

In an e-mail message to MTV News, Tru Life's attorney, Alan M. Abramson, wrote, "The offer is being reviewed and no decision has been made at this time.

According to MTV News, Tru Life was once signed to Jay-Z's Roc La Familia imprint and is best known in the hip-hop world for his strained relationship with rap duo Mobb Deep over a failed collaboration.