The man who rapper and actor LL Cool J reprimanded in his own home had a sensational criminal history, as it has emerged that he had a conviction for manslaughter in Texas, according to that State's court records.
The LA Times reports that the transient, James Kirby, 56, was charged with residential burglary with a person present, which in combination with his criminal history could see him spend the rest of his life in prison.
The voluntary manslaughter charge, racked up in 1988 means that he had killed another human being but wasn't held fully responsible for his actions either due to reasonable provocation, or that he was acting in self defence but used excessive force.
Kirby reportedly has a record of thefts, disorderly conduct and other criminal activity across Los Angeles and Orange counties. According to the paper the L.A. County district attorney said he also has a voluntary manslaughter conviction in Texas in 1988.
The suspect suffered a broken nose and jaw at the hands of Cool J, real name James Todd Smith, who police reportedly belive acted in self defence.