Kim Kardashian was disappointed when her friend, rapper Gunna (Sergio Kitchens), was denied bond for a third time on Thursday. He will remain in jail until his hearing in January 2023.
Kardashian, 41, probably believed her star power alone was enough to convince the judge to let Gunna go free.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville denied bond after a prosecutor said a co-defendant offered to “whack” someone for Gunna.
The aspiring lawyer tweeted her support for the Atlanta rapper.
“Imagine sitting in a jail cell for 155 days with no bond when the only evidence against you is a ticket for an unrelated window tint and someone saying you weren’t in a gang,” Kardashian wrote in a lengthy open letter on Thursday. “That’s where my friend Sergio finds himself today after having his bond denied for the third time despite there being zero evidence that he committed a crime.”
She continued: “Since his incarceration, I have worked with his legal team and the facts of his case are yet another example of why the “justice system” is any thing but just.”
She concluded: “Sergio deserves better and we all should demand better.”
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) October 14, 2022
Gunna, 29, has been held in jail for five months awaiting trial on a single violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act related to gang activity.
“Although we must respect the Court’s ruling, we know it is wrong,” Gunna’s celebrity attorney Steve Sadow told Rolling Stone following the hearing in Atlanta on Thursday.
“Gunna is innocent of the charge against him and should not be in jail pending trial,” Sadow added.
Sadow argued that there is not a shred of evidence that supports the prosecutor’s claims.
He said Judge Glanville ought to be very “skeptical” about believing government “proffers” (witnesses) that are unverified.
Gunna’s friends and family expressed their frustration when Judge Glanville denied the rapper’s release on bond.
The judge threatened to arrest them if they did not control their emotions in his courtroom.
Rapper Young Thug (Jeffery Williams) and 26 others were also arrested in May on over 50 RICO charges.
Prosecutors say the 28 suspects are not part of a record label called “Young Stoner Life” (YSL), but a violent street gang called “Young Slime Life.” The charges against them include murder, carjacking, armed robbery, drug dealing and illegal firearm possession dating back to 2012.
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