R. Kelly Temporarily Placed On Suicide Watch Immediately After Guilty Verdict + Singer’s Child Pornography Trial To Begin Aug. 1st In Chicago
There is a new update on R. Kelly‘s well-being, as well as his upcoming Chicago-based trial.
Late last month, R. Kelly was found guilty on all counts in his highly-anticipated sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn. The 54-year-old disgraced singer will be sentenced on May 4th, and he faces anywhere from 10 years to life behind bars.
Yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20th), R. Kelly had his first court hearing since being convicted back on Sept. 27th. The hearing was in regards to R. Kelly‘s upcoming trial in Chicago, where he will face child pornography and obstruction of justice charges beginning on Aug. 1st, 2022.
While the recent court hearing was to set a date for R. Kelly‘s Chicago trial, attorney Steve Greenberg made quite a revelation about the singer. The attorney stated that, after being found guilty, R. Kelly was placed on suicide watch–though it was later lifted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. It’s also worth noting that Steve Greenberg didn’t suggest R. Kelly was suicidal, and recently-convicted people are commonly placed on increased monitoring in many U.S. prisons.
This news comes over three months after Steve Greenberg officially withdrew from R. Kelly‘s sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn. The decision came due to conflicts between the various lawyers on the singer’s legal team.
However, both Greenberg and another attorney–Michael Leonard–are expected to be involved in R. Kelly’s Chicago trial.
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