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Man Who Broke Into Bun B’s Home Sentenced to 40 Years After Rapper Delivers Emotional Testimony

Bun B and his wife, Queenie (real name Angela Walls), were the victims of a 2019 armed home invasion. Five years after Demonte Jackson’s arrest, the then 20-year-old intruder has learned his fate: 40 years behind bars, according to Houston’s Fox 26 and CBS affiliate KHOU 11. The decision came Friday (June 7), one day after the musician’s testimony.

The UGK rap legend — born Bernard Freeman — took the stand at Jackson’s sentencing hearing on Thursday (June 6), where he delivered a poignant testimony recounting the home invasion and detailed the emotional toll its taken on his family.

“There are times when [Queenie] gets closed off,” he said in court footage shared by Houston’s Fox 26. “She can’t communicate, and I just get so angry all over again because she didn’t deserve this. She didn’t ask for this.”

“Just the idea of seeing my wife in this state, hearing her voice in this state,” the artist said in court, per video shared by ABC news affiliate KTRK in Houston. “I mean I’m her husband, that’s my primary job, is protecting her, making her feel safe.”

The couple’s ordeal began in April 2019 when Queenie answered their Houston home’s front door expecting an Amazon delivery, but instead was faced with a masked armed robber. Jackson held a terrified Queenie at gunpoint and demanded valuables while she led him to the garage.

“I wanted to confront the person who put that fear in my wife’s voice,” Bun told the courtroom. “She was very panicked. She was borderline hysterical. She just did not want me to go out that door and face the person with the gun.”

Still, Bun B grabbed his firearm and headed to the garage where he found Jackson behind the wheel of his Audi, and the two exchanged gunfire.

The Trill OG rapper wounded Jackson — now 25 years old — with a shot in the shoulder. After a brief tussle, Jackson attempted to flee the scene on foot, but Bun caught and unmasked him so he could be identified, but the intruder eventually got away. After being treated at a local hospital for his injuries, police apprehended Jackson and he pleaded guilty in December 2019 to two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of burglary.

“I wanted to know who that was behind the mask,” the H-Town rapper explained in court. “I wanted to know if this was someone I knew personally or someone that knew someone I knew personally.”

Bun B also shared that the traumatizing incident still affects Queenie to this day. “She was broken. She was absolutely broken,” he added, according to ABC13. “My wife never stepped foot in that house again.”

Watch clips of Bun B’s testimony below.

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