Update: Gunna Files Third Bond Motion, Lawyers Claim There’s ‘No Evidence’ To Support Holding Him In Jail While He Awaits His 2023 Trial

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Update: Gunna Files Third Bond Motion, Lawyers Claim There’s ‘No Evidence’ To Support Holding Him In Jail While He Awaits His 2023 Trial

Update (Sept. 28): Gunna’s legal team is trying once again to get the rapper released on bond.

According to reports, attorneys representing Gunna filed a third bond motion on Monday (Sept. 28) under the claims that the Fulton County prosecutor’s office has modified the YSL indictment to remove any reference to him being involved in violence. Because of this, the latest motion reportedly refutes Fulton County prosecutors’ earlier claims that Gunna was “directing the violence” with Young Thug in an alleged Young Slime Life (YSL) gang.

In addition to the “only serious overt act” against Gunna being dropped, his legal team argues that Georgia prosecutors have also failed to show evidence as to why the “Drip Too Hard” rapper should remain behind bars. In a released statement Gunna’s attorney, Steven Sadow, said the entertainer,

“is very hopeful that the Court will now recognize that the discovery provided by the prosecution fails to show his pretrial release poses a significant risk of danger to any person or the community or poses a significant threat to witnesses, and accordingly grants a reasonable bond.”

In their call for a new bond hearing, Gunna’s legal team said

“The State has presented no evidence to support its claims of dangerousness and has dismissed the only serious overt act (75) that was present when the first bond hearing was held.”

If the Fulton County judge denies Gunna’s third attempt at bond, he will have to remain behind bars until his January 2023 trial begins.


Original Story (July 20, 2022): It looks like Gunna isn’t giving up without a fight!
After several attempts to be released from jail, the rapper’s legal team is now asking a neighboring county in Georgia to grant his release.

On Tuesday (July 19), Gunna’s lawyers filed a petition for a ‘writ of habeas corpus’– a constitutional procedure that allows prisoners to challenge their imprisonment. Lawyers for the 29-year-old rapper argue that Fulton County prosecutors have not provided substantial evidence to keep him incarcerated.

Gunna’s attorneys wrote:

“To allow Mr. Kitchens to be held in jail by the unsworn claims and conclusions of the state, devoid of any specific facts or supporting evidence – over objection by the defense – is to render his presumption of innocence meaningless and to discard his right to due process.”


His lawyer continued,

“Repeatedly, the state proffered shocking and conclusory facts and then gave no basis as to how it believed this information was accurate and gave no nexus between the ‘facts’ and Mr. Kitchens. Without the proper tools of cross examination, the defense was powerless to respond.”

 This comes after a Fulton County judge denied Gunna’s two attempts to be granted bond. The ‘Pushin P’ rapper was denied bond earlier this month as well as in May. The Judge suggested that Gunna (born Sergio Kitchens) posed a threat to the public and could intimidate other witnesses if released.

According to reports, Habeas petitions must be filed in the jurisdiction where a prisoner is held, and Gunna is currently being held in the Henry County Jail. The Habeas petition provides a convenient way to get around Fulton County Superior Court, which has repeatedly denied Gunna’s requests to be released on bond.

The habeas maneuver should also provide an opportunity for a successful appeal. The judge in Fulton County has reportedly refused to allow Gunna’s attorneys to file a mid-case, “interlocutory” appeal to challenge the denial of bail. But if the habeas petition is denied, Gunna has the right to automatically challenge both the ruling and his imprisonment to a state appeals court.

 As previously reported, Gunna was indicted on May 9– along with rapper Young Thug and 26 others– on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) charges. Prosecutors allege the rappers are the cause of multiple murders and armed robberies. They also argue the rappers are involved with criminal street gang activity, claiming that “YSL” was not a record label called “Young Stoner Life” but really a violent street gang called “Young Slime Life” that had wreaked “havoc” on Atlanta for the past decade.

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As of now, both Gunna and Young Thug are expected to remain in jail until his January 2023 trial date.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole