Prisoners Young Thug and Gunna appears to be in good spirits according to newly released prison photos, as the pair remain in jail for years awaiting the outcome of their RICO case.
On Thursday (November 17), Young Thug and Gunna appeared in court proceedings, both appearing to be in good spirits, with Thugger even smiling in what appeared to be a courtroom chant.
According to Billboardprosecutors asked the judge to delay the trial for two months.
Judge Denies Prosecutors’ Request to Move Trial Date, With Jury Selection Scheduled for January 5
The trial was supposed to start in January, but prosecutors wanted it pushed back to March, saying 28 of the defendants had not found lawyers.
However, the judge rejected their request, and jury selection is said to begin on January 5.
Meanwhile, Mr. Thugger and Mr. Gunna have asked for a refund several times, and have been denied each time.
New photos of Young Thug & Gunna in court today 🙏 pic.twitter.com/X45OWPLSQ7
– Kurrco (@Kurrco) November 17, 2022
The site also shows that there are not enough court-appointed lawyers to represent the number of accused – 28 in all.
Gunna’s attorneys say they want a fourth trial, with authorities saying the two musicians are too dangerous to be released, citing witness intimidation, according to Billboard.
Critics Cite Rappers’ Violent Songs, Ask To Use Them At Trial
Last month, Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, told the court that it was “unfair that (Thugger) is going to rot in a county jail,” and that “it’s too long to let someone go to jail without a trial.”
“It’s unfair that Mr. Williams rots in the county jail and … has to wait to appoint a defense attorney,” Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, said in October. “It is too long to leave someone behind bars without trial, without access, without the right to a speedy prosecution and without corn.”
Critics have also pointed to the singer’s violent lyrics, saying that Young Thug mentions or acknowledges wrongdoing in his music. Although the government wants to use this statement as evidence, his famous friends are against it.
The government wants to call more than 300 witnesses, who will take months to testify
Earlier this week, The Shade Room He said the government plans to call more than 300 witnesses, who could take months to testify.
We also only broke a story at Young Thug’s request to drop his lawsuit.
Young Thug’s lawyers are seeking to have his RICO case dismissed on merits, accusing the district attorney of writing a “sham” and “false” jury as the rap star continues to languish in Georgia’s Cobb County jail, The Shade Room. report.
On November 3rd, Brian Steel of The Steel Law Firm, who is representing Thugger, filed a motion to dismiss all charges against them on the grounds that they are abusing their “authority by fraudulent use of a Grand Jury Subpoena.”