PHIL RUDD

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - WORLD -

Charge against AC/DC drum­mer dropped 1 New Zealand govt made an em­bar­rass­ing about-face on Fri­day when pros­e­cu­tors dropped a mur­der-for-hire charge against him due to lack of ev­i­dence 2 But the 60-year-old mem­ber of the popular Aus­tralian band still faces a se­ri­ous charge of threat­en­ing to kill, which comes with a max­i­mum prison term of seven years 3 Po­lice had ini­tially ac­cused Rudd of try­ing to ar­range for a hit man to carry out two killings, and had charged him with at­tempt­ing to pro­cure mur­der 4 Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey, said the dam­age to his client had been in­cal­cu­la­ble and he was con­sid­er­ing pos­si­ble reme­dies. Mabey said Rudd would de­fend the other charges against him.

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