Younger Thug sought to forestall prosecutors from utilizing proof associated to a 2015 homicide within the RICO trial towards him and different YSL members.
In line with court docket paperwork obtained by AllHipHop, Younger Thug’s attorneys filed motions to suppress proof that allegedly connects him to the homicide of Donovan Thomas Jr. Prosecutors declare Younger Thug (a.okay.a. Jeffery Williams) rented a car used within the killing of Thomas, who was slain in Atlanta in 2015.
Younger Thug’s attorneys requested the court docket to exclude the proof as a result of method it was obtained. His authorized group argued towards the legitimacy of the subpoena utilized to analyze the 31-year-old rapper’s automobile leases.
“The District Legal professional’s Workplace unlawfully abused the facility of the Grand Jury in Fulton County when it issued a subpoena to Hertz Lease-A-Automobile requesting, amongst different issues, an inventory of automobiles that Mr. Jeffery Williams rented on or about January, 2015, together with, however not restricted to January 5, 2015 to January 15, 2015,” Younger Thug’s attorneys wrote. “This illegally issued Grand Jury subpoena was answered in or round April 2016 with data/documentation that led regulation enforcement to consider that Mr. Williams rented a grey Infiniti Q-50 from Hertz Lease-A-Automobile on or about January 7, 2015, returned mentioned automobile on January 11, 2015 and offered a cellphone quantity on the rental automobile documentation that Mr. Williams supposedly used on the time of renting mentioned car.”
Younger Thug’s attorneys insisted the subpoena was wrongfully issued. They referred to as on the court docket to suppress all proof collected by way of the alleged abuse of energy.
“Based mostly upon data and perception, on the time of the issuance of this Grand Jury subpoena to Hertz Lease-A-Automobile, there was no pending Indictment earlier than a Grand Jury on this matter and thus, this ‘subpoena’ was unlawfully issued by the District Legal professional’s Workplace of Fulton County,” Younger Thug’s authorized group contended. “Therefore, any and all proof in addition to by-product proof have to be suppressed as Courts can not tolerate abuse of the Grand Jury’s energy as carried out by the Fulton County District Legal professional’s Workplace on this case.”
Attorneys additionally took problem with the search, seizure and continued possession of Younger Thug’s iPhone. His authorized group mentioned proof from the cellphone must be suppressed as a result of it was “obtained unlawfully below the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to america Structure.”
Younger Thug stays in jail awaiting trial within the RICO case towards YSL members. He pleaded not responsible to racketeering and gang-related costs.