AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill and drugs charges

He had previously denied all charges

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AC/DC drummer Paul Rudd has entered a plea of guilty to charges of threatening to kill a former employee and drug possession.

Rudd was originally charged with attempting to procure the murder of an associate last year.

After the alleged threats were made, police raided Rudd’s home on November 6 where they found 130g (4.6 ounces) of marijuana and 0.7g of methamphetamine.


BBC News reports that Rudd had previously denied all charges.

However, Rudd has since revised his plea ahead of the start of his trial at Tauranga district court, New Zealand.

According to The Independent, Rudd now faces a maximum jail sentence of seven years for the death threats. He faces a further three months for possession of cannabis and six months for possession of methamphetamine.

Rudd has been released on bail until June 26.


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