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AС/DC drummer Phil Rudd free from charges of planning a double slaying

November 07, 2014, 19:33 UTC+3

Although he is still charged of the death threats and possession of drugs

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Phil Rudd

Phil Rudd

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LONDON, 7 November. /TASS/. Prosecutors in New Zealand have dismissed charges from AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd in attempting to organize a double slaying, as the evidence was insufficient. 

He is still, however, charged of death threats and possession of drugs, BBC reports.

Phil Rudd was arrested on Thursday at his house in Tauranga, New Zealand and was delivered to court.

After a short hearing a 60-year-old musician was released on bail, the amount of which is not disclosed.

Rudd’s lawyers have already stated that «their client has a huge psychological trauma». 

The musician must appear in court on November 27.

The plan of AD/CD concerts is not changed.

AC/DC is going to release its new album in December.

The band made clear that they still consider Rudd as a «member of their team».  AC/DC didn’t cancel any of concerts in connection with the charges. 


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