EX-AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Sentenced To Home Detention

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been sentenced to eight months home detention following a guilty plea to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.

As Yahoo reports, Rudd appeared in New Zealand’s Tauranga District Court this morning to hear his sentencing.

Rudd was seeking to be discharged without conviction, however, Judge Thomas Ingram declined the request, noting that he had been discharged without conviction twice before – in 2007 for common assault and in 2011 for possession of cannabis.

The 61 year-old musician was arrested in November last year and was charged for threatening to kill a former employee and his daughter. He was furthermore charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

At the time he was also charged for attempting to procure a murder, however, that was dropped early on.

In December, Rudd pleaded not-guilty to the charges but he changed his plea in April and pleaded guilty.

It’s likely the drummer has severed his ties with AC/DC after he revealed to A Current Affair that the band weren’t returning his calls.

In the same interview he touched on the court case saying, “We’re hoping that it’s discharged without conviction. I’m not sure if that will work or not but life is what it is and you make your own mistakes. We all make mistakes.”

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