Twitter is having a field day over a viral video of R. Kelly singing to the daughter of a man locked up in the same prison cells with him. People think it’s unacceptable and bad parenting for the man to allow R. Kelly, who could spend the rest of his life in jail for multiple assault charges, to sing to his daughter.
From the video I watched, the young girl was excited about hearing R. Kelly sing for her from his prison cell, but some people think the girl’s father is irresponsible.
Anyway, there is an update on R. Kelly’s sentencing via Insider:
In a 104-page filing filed to court on Sunday, prosecutors painstakingly laid out the evidence that led to Kelly’s conviction, arguing that any competent jury would have declared him guilty.
The sentencing for Kelly, who could spend the rest of his life in prison, is scheduled for May. In addition to his criminal conviction, Kelly faces a second set of federal charges, as well as state-level sexual abuse charges, based in Chicago.
A Minnesota district attorney has also accused him of soliciting prostitution. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.
It is highly unlikely that Kelly will get out of jail until he is probably a very old man, but he is trying his best to get out even though his money is running low.
R. Kelly is asking a federal judge to overturn his convictions for sex trafficking and racketeering — by throwing his previous legal team under the bus.
Weeks after news broke that Kelly had fired his entire old legal team, the disgraced singer’s new lawyer filed a motion Thursday arguing that well-documented infighting among his former lawyers had left them so unprepared for last summer’s trial that it violated his constitutional right to effective legal counsel.
“In this complex RICO prosecution, defendant’s legal team fell apart mere weeks before the commencement of trial,” the singer’s new lawyer, Jennifer Ann Bonjean, wrote “Energy, resources, and time that should have been devoted to preparing for trial were expended battling each other until two of defendant’s more experienced attorneys were granted leave to withdraw. Defendant was left with a disjointed, unprepared trial team and no singular defense strategy.”
The problems with the old legal team were “so serious as to demand a new trial without a showing of prejudice,” Bonjean wrote.
Kelly still has a lot of fans out there, believe it or not.
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