Pooh Shiesty was sentenced to 5 years and three months in jail for his gun conspiracy conviction.
The 22-year-old Memphis rapper, whose actual title is Lontrell Donell Williams Jr., was indicted in June 2021 on 4 counts in connection to an October 2020 capturing outdoors a Florida lodge. In accordance with Rolling Stone, prosecutors alleged Williams accepted a bag of marijuana and examined a pair of sneakers earlier than he pulled out a weapon and fired, hitting the alleged sufferer within the buttocks.
Williams reached a plea cope with prosecutors and pleaded responsible to a single cost of conspiracy to own a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. On Wednesday, a choose in Miami Federal Court docket sentenced him to 63 months in jail.
Three different costs in opposition to the “Again in Blood” rapper have been dropped, together with one which alleged that Williams fired the weapon himself, which might have resulted in a for much longer jail sentence.
Williams, who was going through as much as 97 months in jail, was “joyful” with the choice.
“Pay attention, no person’s joyful to go to jail, however he was joyful the choose listened to our argument, and the choose obtained the argument properly. He was glad with the end result,” stated his lawyer, Bradford Cohen. “We’re pleased with the choice of the court docket.”
The choose gave Williams credit score for the 12 months he’s already spent in custody. With credit score for good habits, Williams could possibly be out in about three-and-a-half extra years.
Shiesty, who’s signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Data, launched his debut mixtape Shiesty Season in February 2021 that includes appearances from Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and Gucci. He has additionally collaborated with artists together with Jack Harlow and Coi Leray.