A reputed 9 Trey Gangsta Blood convicted of kidnapping Tekashi 6ix9ine desires a decide to throw out his responsible verdict — claiming the rapper was mendacity by means of his rainbow grill throughout his time on the stand.
Anthony “Harv” Ellison was convicted earlier this 12 months on expenses together with racketeering conspiracy and kidnapping the “Gummo” rapper.
But his legal professionals now argue that the jury’s choice to acquit Ellison of a weapons possession cost in reference to the kidnapping exhibits they didn’t discover 6ix9ine, whose actual identify is Daniel Hernandez, to be a dependable witness.
The 23-year-old informed jurors he was kidnapped in July 2018 by Ellison, who pistol-whipped him and stole his $95,000 “My Little Pony” bling earlier than dumping him in rival gang territory in Brooklyn. Photographs of the bruised entertainer on the hospital rapidly leaked.
“Hernandez merely had no credibility, particularly in mild of the truth that he orchestrated a weird collection of occasions that culminated in him taking footage at a hospital after the alleged kidnapping which he then instantly despatched to TMZ,” Ellison’s legal professionals Devereaux Cannick and Calvin Scholar wrote Manhattan federal court docket Choose Paul Engelmayer in his movement to dismiss the decision.
“Hernandez mentioned he wished to make a film out of the kidnapping that will be higher than the film ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ Hernandez’ testimony and the jury verdict that resulted ought to give the Courtroom pause,” the court docket papers learn.
Ellison’s co-defendant Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack filed comparable paperwork late Monday, asking Engelmayer to throw out his conviction.
The motions come mere weeks earlier than 6ix9ine is predicted to face his own sentencing, at present scheduled for Dec. 18.
The rapper — who has been decried as a snitch since his testimony — may very well be sentenced to as little as time-served beneath his cooperation settlement with prosecutors.