Since December, Bobby Shmurda, his GS9 crew, and their fans have been impatiently waiting for a date to be set for their anticipated trial.
The “Hot Boy” rapper, Rowdy Rebel and their other crew members were all arrested late last year for a slew of charges including conspiracy, murder, assault, drug and weapons charges, and now they will finally begin their trial on June 25th.
According to XXL, the 13 members of the GS9 crew all have been held on bail for $2 million a piece, and because there are so many defendants in the case, they will more than likely be split up in their trial.
The site reports:
In a hearing today at Manhattan Supreme Court, both Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel were given a June 25 hearing to begin their trial. Because there isn’t a court room with enough space to accommodate all of the defendants named in the indictment, the group is likely to be split into four or five smaller groups, with both Shmurda and Rebel’s lawyers—Kenneth Montgomery and Javier Solano, respectively—requesting that Judge James Burke and the District Attorney’s office place their clients in the first group in order to expedite the trial where possible.
Shortly before 11:30 this morning, Bobby Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, was brought into the same courtroom that housed his initial hearing in January, wearing an orange Department of Justice jumpsuit and hands cuffed behind his back. As was the case during the first hearing, Shmurda seemed resigned, not making much if any eye contact with the 40 or so people in attendance. His attorney Montgomery requested the paperwork from Shmurda’s 2014 Brooklyn gun charge, which was dropped following the indictment last December, but otherwise kept the hearing brief.
Until the date of the trial, Shmurda and Rebel will be held at Riker’s Island in NYC, unless they can make bail before the trial date.
SOURCE: XXL | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty