Nicki Minaj–Man Who Killed Her Father Pleads Guilty For 2 Charges + Will Only Get 1 Year In Prison According To Judge
The man who killed Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, in a hit-and-run last year has pleaded guilty. According to reports, Charles Polevich, 71, has pled guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting and one count of tampering with physical evidence, which are both felony charges.
Although he was facing up to 7 years behind bars, it looks like he won’t be spending much time in prison after all. Reportedly, Judge Howard Sturim committed to sentencing Charles Polevich to only one year in jail, along with community service and suspension of his driver’s license. It is unclear why Polevich would get such a reduced sentence for two felony charges. His attorney, Marc Gann had this to say in a statement:
“Mr. Polevich’s life story is one of helping others, which makes this case so out of character. There are no allegations of substance use or abuse as causative of his conduct and it is our belief that a medical heart issue contributed to Mr. Polevich’s conduct. Mr. Polevich could not be more sorry for the loss of Mr. Maraj.”
As previously reported, Nicki Minaj, 39, lost her father, Robert Maraj, 64, February 12th in a fatal hit-and-run car crash in Mineola, New York. Charles Polevich was accused of striking the “Anaconda” rapper’s dad in Long Island, and driving away without calling 911. Robert Maraj passed away at the hospital a day later.
Nicki Minaj, mother Carol Maraj, father Robert Maraj
Nicki Minaj did not speak publicly about the incident until May 2021, when she posted a message to her official website that said her father’s death had been “the most devastating loss of my life.” She wrote:
“I can’t really ring myself to discuss the passing of my father as of yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life. I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’s gone. Life is funny that way. May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed.”
Charles Polevich is due back in court August 3 for his sentencing.
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