AC/DC’s PHIL RUDD – Procuring Murder Charge Dropped!
According to Stuff.co.nz, the attempting to procure murder charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped.
Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey QC, said Friday afternoon (November 7) that the Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones withdrew the charge after a meeting with Mabey and police.
Mabey said: “The charge… should never have been laid. The Crown Solicitor’s opinion was not sought. The charge is now withdrawn — within 24 hours of Mr. Rudd’s first appearance in court.”
“The damage to Mr. Rudd is incalculable. Questions arise as to the degree of care taken by those responsible for arresting and charging him with attempting to procure murder.”
Rudd’s home in New Zealand was raided by police early Thursday and the 60-year-old drummer was taken to court, where he entered no plea to the charges.
He was released on bail and was scheduled to reappear in court on November 27.