Strategy KI has been found guilty of a wide sundry of charges, including GBH (grievous bodily harm), by a British court of law.
One of the charges he was found guilty of was “affray,” which is used to describe “a disturbance involving violence or the threat of violence, to the extent of which another person of ‘reasonable firmness’ (referring to the average person) present at the scene would fear for their safety,” per Britton & Time Solicitors.
Strategy KI was also found guilty of criminal damage (similar to property damage in the United States, except British law makes no exception for intentionality save for “without lawful excuse”), and GBH (or, grievous bodily harm, which is the most serious form of battery short of attempted murder in British courts).
Of the three charges, GBH carries the strictest penalty, with varying degrees of punishment. For example, the maximum penalty for GBH on its own carries a five year maximum sentence, with the potential for two more years to be added if the crime had a racial or religious motive. But if the GBH was carried out with the intent to cause harm, then the maximum sentence is life in prison, per the British sentencing council.
Despite the potential for serious sentencing, Strategy KI’s girlfriend Rhiannon Bates posted a photo in support of her man to her Instagram Stories on Saturday (June 17). “Will forever support you and be by your side always [white heart emoji],” she wrote on the post.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 17, 2023
Strategy KI has maintained his innocence throughout the trial, stating that he acted in self-defense.
A jury is expected to sentence the once-rising star in the coming weeks. It’s not clear what the prosecutor will ask for when it comes to his sentencing, and whether the jury will grant the prosecutor’s request.
Strategy KI’s legal issues come hot on the heels of his collaborator, Boosie Badazz’s, own legal issues.
According to federal court documents, which were obtained by TMZ on Friday (June 16), the Baton Rouge native earned himself an indictment thanks to some ill-advised Instagram Live posts.
In the posts, the “Wipe Me Down” rapper can be seen tucking a gun into the waistband of his jeans. (Federal law prohibits convicted felons from carrying and/or owning guns.) The posts, which were originally made last month, were essentially what got Boosie in trouble with the feds.