Although the deadly virus COVID-19 has billions of civilians sheltered in insolation, the pandemic’s working in favor of the incarcerated.
After taking careful consideration, a judge has granted the release of Tekashi 6ix9ne an early release from his 24-month sentence today (April 2). He was initially expected to be released on August 2, 2020, but he will now serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.
Last month, the high-profile rapper’s legal team requested the earlier release due to health concerns involving the CoronaVirus, but was denied. The decision was based of the court’s lack of legal authority on making the decision, as well the defendant being remanded by U.S. Marshall service in a private facility.
Last year, Tekashi was hospitalized for treatment after being diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis, which complicated his asthma.
Since December of last year, 6ix9ine has been serving his two-year sentence for racketeering that involved acts of assaults, shootings, murder and drug trafficking. Initially facing 47 years, his sentence was reduced to 24 months following his cooperation with the prosecution.
Source: Rap Radar