Two months after being discovered responsible of kidnapping 6ix9ine, 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods member Anthony “Harv” Ellison needs a brand new trial.
In line with paperwork obtained by XXL, attorneys for Ellison, who was convicted of the July 22, 2018 kidnapping of 6ix9ine in addition to maiming and assault with a harmful weapon on Oct. 3, filed a movement to have his conviction thrown out. He additionally needs a brand new trial for the case.
Within the movement, Ellison’s attorneys Deveraux Cannick and Calvin Scholar contend there’s not sufficient proof to hyperlink Ellison to the prison costs leveled towards him within the first case. Within the docs, additionally they allege that 6ix9ine’s beef with Trippie Redd was staged for the sake of publicity.
“Throughout trial, the federal government elicited testimony that Mr. Ellison was first employed as safety after coming to the protection of Mr. Hernandez throughout a staged publicity ‘beef’ between Hernandez and a rapper named Trippie Redd,” reads one portion of the docs.
“The proof was greater than enough to ascertain that the ‘beef’ between Hernandez and Redd was a publicity stunt,” the doc continues. “The 2 rappers made songs about each other. Furthermore, Redd’s personal supervisor despatched Redd’s location to Hernandez ostensibly in order that there might be some sort of staged confrontation… After coming to Hernandez’s protection on the staged publicity occasion, Mr. Ellison turned Hernandez’ bodyguard and a part of Hernandez’s entourage.”
This is not the primary time Ellison’s authorized crew has accused Tekashi of mendacity for the sake of promotion. In August, Cannick accused Tekashi of faking his personal July 2018 theft with a purpose to promote his music.
As for Trippie, this is not the primary time the rapper’s title has come up in the course of the course of this whole authorized saga. Whereas testifying at Ellison’s trial in September, 6ix9ine alleged that Trippie was as soon as a member of the 5-9 Brims gang. Tekashi additionally mentioned his November 2017 altercation with Trippie in a Manhattan lodge foyer.
Ellison’s co-defendant Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, who was discovered responsible of racketeering conspiracy and conspiring to distribute narcotics in October, additionally filed a movement asking for an acquittal on Monday.
Within the meantime, 6ix9ine, who pleaded responsible to a number of federal costs again in January, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18. Throughout his September testimony, Tekashi stated that as a result of he cooperated with federal authorities he anticipated to be launched from jail in 2020.
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