R. Kelly has misplaced his plea to have a Chicago court docket overturn its responsible verdict on his 2022 youngster pornography trial, with choose Henry D. Leinenweber ruling that federal prosecutors supplied “sufficient proof to maintain a responsible verdict on all six counts Kelly was convicted of”.
As reported by Billboard, motions filed by Kelly’s legal professionals have been shut down by Leinenweber on Thursday (February 16). They’d argued that one of many disgraced artist’s victims (who was stored nameless all through the trial) lied about her plans to hunt monetary restitution is Kelly was to be convicted. Based on the publication, the girl recognized to the court docket as Jane Doe was “motivat[ed] to share her story in ways in which weren’t solely sincere”.
Leinenweber refused to humour the potential of unhealthy religion, reportedly saying in refutation: “Just because Jane and her lawyer thought of the opportunity of restitution, doesn’t imply she lied throughout her testimony.”
Final September, Kelly was discovered responsible on three counts of proudly owning or producing youngster pornography, and three counts of engaging a minor. It adopted a separate ruling from final June, the place in New York, Kelly was discovered responsible on prices of racketeering and intercourse trafficking; he was sentenced to 30 years in jail.
Sentencing for Kelly’s Chicago case is slated for February 23; he faces as much as 90 years in jail primarily based on these convictions alone.
In the meantime, it was reported final month that Illinois would drop prices in opposition to Kelly in Cook dinner County as a result of “in depth sentences” he’s already serving in New York.
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