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AC/DC's Phil Rudd charged with threatening to kill

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In November, it was reported that AC/DC’s Phil Rudd was off the hook for his murder-for-hire charges due to insufficient evidence. But now, the Associated Press is reporting that the case’s New Zealand-based prosecution has finally revealed its case.

According to the prosecution, Rudd called a man who had worked for him and threatened to kill both him and his daughter. Because of that, he’s being charged with “threatening to kill,” along with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, which was found when the police searched Rudd’s Tauranga home on Nov. 6. The maximum prison sentence for threatening to kill is seven years.

The prosecution claims that Rudd called a “business associate” to talk about “what he wanted done” before eventually calling the man himself and making threats. Rudd says he did not threaten anyone.

Most recently, Rudd was detained by the police after a scuffle with a witness in his case. He has since been released and will face a judge-only trial next year.

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