On Monday (October 30), the 32-year-old rapper’s attorney told 11Alive that a Fulton County judge will start seating the jury this week. To accommodate the defendant’s request for a speedy trial, the process is currently set to begin on Wednesday (November 1).
The Atlanta rapper’s legal team has been pushing for bond on grounds of their client’s poor health from the one and a half years he’s spent in pretrial detention, with his lawyer arguing during a June hearing that “this lifestyle has caused physically harm to [Young Thug].” Still, the proposition was turned down.
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Earlier this month, the Business Is Business star’s attorney revealed an all-star witness list that includes some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.
Court documents obtained by HipHopDX show that the index, which was filed by Brian Steel around mid-October, includes names such as T.I. (real name Clifford Harris), Killer Mike (Michael Render) and music business executive Lyor Cohen.
Thugga’s witness list also includes a variety of experts, including investigator Jimmy Martin, sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Kennedy, attorney Jacoby Hudson and cell phone expert Detective Scott Demeester.
In all, there are 45 witnesses on Thugga’s witness list, plus “any and all co-Defendants in the above-referenced Indictment,” and “any and all witnesses named in the State’s Witness List as well as any and all witnesses named in the co-Defendants’ Witness List.”
The leader of the Young Slime Life movement also filed to have the prosecution’s witness list excluded.