Bobby Shmurda’s trial, which was supposed to begin next week, has now been postponed until September.
This lands Shmurda (born Ackquille Pollard) behind bars for the entire summer. Kati Cornell, Director of Public Information at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, confirmed the change of date with XXL yesterday (May 9).
This isn’t the first time the GS9 rapper has had his trial postponed. Initially it was set for February 22 and then delayed until May 11 and then May 12.
The postponement was made at the request of the attorneys for the four defendants, who, along with Shmurda, include Rowdy Rebel (born Chad Marshall), Cueno (born Santino Boderick) and Montana Flea (born Nicolas McCoy).
Just last week, the body of an affiliate of the “Hot N***a” rapper was found washed up on Brooklyn Beach. Peter Martinez, 28, was found wrapped in plastic bags with duct tape on his face and 100 pounds of cement covering his feet. He had been missing for three weeks and apparently owed money to an unknown person.
Bobby Shmurda was arrested in December 2014 for conspiracy and other weapons and drug charges and has been denied bond seven different times. His arrest was in connection with other members of his GS9 gang.
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