The Judge Who Sentenced Tekashi 6ix9ine Believes He Should Be In Home Confinement Because Of Coronavirus
It seems that Tekashi 6ix9ine may end up in home confinement like he was asking for. He’s currently serving a two-year prison sentence after he took a plea deal in his child rape case–no, I’m kidding, he only got four months probation for that. This was related to other crimes. In exchange for testifying against members of the Nine Trey Bloodz gang, he was given a lighter sentence. Back in January, Tekashi tried to get out of prison early and escape to home confinement, but a judge denied his request and told him to go back to his cell. And last month, Tekashi was told he was getting out three months early because other inmates complained about the stench. No, he was told he was getting out for good behavior. Well, now it looks like his house arrest dream is coming true and he has coronavirus to thank.
US District Judge Paul Engelmayer is the judge who told 23-year-old Tekashi (real name: Daniel Hernandez) that he couldn’t do home confinement. With COVID-19 fucking up the prison system (it even caught Harvey Weinstein), Tekashi’s lawyers have tried to get him out of there. They reached out to Judge Paul and asked that he remove Tekashi from prison and let him serve home confinement since he’s at risk. Tekashi has asthma and his lawyers claim he’s had shortness of breath and was not allowed to go to the hospital, despite a recommendation from the medical director of the private prison he’s in. His lawyers also said he was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis back in October.
NBC News says Judge Paul agreed, but can’t remove Tekashi, who is supposed to get out on July 31, from prison since he doesn’t have the legal authority to do so.
Engelmayer said he “could not have known that the final four months of Mr. Hernandez’s sentence would be served at a time of a worldwide pandemic to which persons with asthma, like Mr. Hernandez, have heightened vulnerability.”
He added: “Had the Court known that sentencing Mr. Hernandez to serve the final four months of his term in a federal prison would have exposed him to a heightened health risk, the Court would have directed that these four months be served instead in home confinement.”
Prosecutors pointed out to Tekashi’s lawyers that Judge Paul couldn’t change the sentence if he wanted to, but Judge Paul did write that he was issuing “instructive guidance” to the Bureau of Prisons. They can use it when considering any applications by Tekashi for release to home confinement. One of Tekashi’s lawyers, Lance Lazarro, called this “a strong recommendation to the BOP to release him immediately.”
Well, Tekashi this is all good news for you and maybe the prison people will listen to the judge and let you out, and then you can start making that $10 million record and fighting the multi-million dollar lawsuits against you. While we’ve all been told to stay six feet apart when out in public, I think I speak for humanity when I say to please stay six million feet away from all adult humans, and six billion feet away from all children.