Report: Transient Accused In LL Cool J Burglary Has Manslaughter Conviction In Texas

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(credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The man accused of breaking into the home of rapper and “NCIS Los Angeles” star LL Cool J was convicted of manslaughter more than 20 years ago, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Jonathan Kirby, a transient, has been charged with residential burglary in connection with Wednesday morning’s break-in at LL Cool J’s Studio City home.

The rapper, who real name is James Todd Smith, got into an altercation with Kirby during the attempted burglary and broke his nose and jaw. llcoolj180 Report: Transient Accused In LL Cool J Burglary Has Manslaughter Conviction In Texas

Smith, who was not injured in the incident, detained Kirby until authorities arrived.

According to the Los Angeles District Attorney, Kirby was convicted of manslaughter in his home state of Texas in 1988, the Times said. Details of the case were not released.

Kirby, 56, also has a criminal record that includes arrests for theft and disorderly conduct in both Los Angeles and Orange counties, the Times reported.

Kirby was convicted of burglary in the 1990s and served five years in prison, according to the Times.

He also spent three years in prison in connection with a 2005 petty theft case, the paper said.

Kirby’s most recent stint behind bars stemmed from a theft arrest. He was released Feb. 1, the Times said.

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