Fans still screaming “Free Bobby” may get their wish sooner rather than later.
On Tuesday, the Brooklyn emcee appeared in court alongside attorney Alex Spiro after allegedly getting caught with a shank while in prison. According to TMZ, Bobby Shmurda–who is currently serving a seven-year sentence for murder conspiracy–got caught with the “homemade knife” (brought to him by his girlfriend) while in jail awaiting trial.
Prosecutors are reportedly offering Bobby the chance to plead guilty for the crime in exchange for a reduced charge of “attempted promoting prison contraband.” He would only get one to four years if he takes the offer, which will run concurrently with his current sentence. This is great news for the rapper, who once faced a sentence of 98 years to life.
Sources say Bobby’s friends and family are encouraging him to take the generous proposal to have the sentence run at the same time as his murder conspiracy case. The GS9 member has another hearing on January 7th, when he will either accept or reject the offer.