Pooh Shiesty Wants Judge To Prevent Feds From Presenting Previous Childhood Crimes During Armed Robbery Trial Set To Start Next Week
Pooh Shiesty doesn’t want childhood legal issues brought up in the armed robbery case he’s currently facing. As previously reported, rapper Pooh Shiesty, born Lontrell Williams Jr., was arrested in October of last year for his alleged involvement in a robbery and shooting of two people that took place in Florida. The ‘Back In Blood’ rapper’s charges reportedly includes discharging a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy, and Hobbs Act robbery. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Before his trial starts on Monday (October 25) Pooh Shiesty’s attorneys are aiming to have the judge block prosecutors from using evidence of alleged crimes that took place during the rapper’s childhood in his current case. According to documents obtained by The Shade Room, the government plans to show evidence of Pooh Shiesty’s alleged past acts in order to show,
“opportunity, intent, knowledge, or absence of mistake.”
One of the incidents that federal prosecutors allegedly want to use in court is a robbery case that occurred when Pooh Shiesty was 11-years-old. Another is an assault case from when he was 14-years-old. In addition to that, Pooh Shiesty’s team claims prosecutors also plan to show 16 instances attributed to Choppa Gang members’ use of firearms to,
“advance their interest.”
However, according to Pooh Shiesty’s legal team, the alleged crimes mainly mention people who aren’t named in the indictments. His lawyer also argues that one incident occurred while the rapper was detained. The attorney wrote,
“These actions have no direct nexus to Lontrell Williams other than in speculation. The last incident occurs while Lontrell Williams is in custody.”
According to reports, federal prosecutors are expected to respond to the request, a few days before the trial starts, on October 21. Which would leave Pooh Shiesty’s legal team with little time to file a rebuttal if necessary.
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