An Atlanta judge denied bond for rapper Gunna during a bond hearing on Monday, May 23.
Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, will remain jailed until his trial in January 2023. The rapper pleaded not guilty at the hearing. This is the second time he has been denied bond since his arrest on May 13.
A prosecutor called Gunna a “commander” of the Young Slime Life (YSL) street gang with the ability to order hits on people.
Prosecutors also filed to have Gunna’s attorney, Brian Steel, removed, citing conflict of interest, because he represents others charged in the case.
According to WSB-TV’s Michael Seiden, Gunna’s attorney proposed the following terms of bond:
- House arrest with electronic monitoring
- $750,000 cash secured bond
- Forfeiture of three properties
- Gunna’s parents put up their homes to secure bond
- Allow prosecutors to record all phone calls
The judge denied all of the proposed terms.
Young Thug (left) and Gunna are among 28 people arrested and charged with racketeering and gang activity in Atlanta.
Prosecutors accused Thug of being the ringleader of a violent street gang responsible for over 50 murders across Atlanta.
Thug, born Jeffery Williams, was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, but his bond hearing was pushed to June. His bond request was also denied.
Prosecutors transferred Young Thug from the Fulton County Jail to Georgia’s notorious Cobb County Jail, where three inmates allegedly died in the past month.