Just last week a judge denied imprisoned rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s request to terminate his prison sentence due to the fear of contracting COVID-19 while in jail (click here to read more).
Claiming he was at high risk of dying from the disease as he’s already suffering from “shortness of breath” due to a history of battling bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, the ‘Dummy’ hitmaker’s plea was reconsidered and, in a shocking move, granted.
After a series of appeals to both the judge in the case and the Bureau of Prisons, 6ix9ine could be released as soon as this afternoon [April 1], Lance Lazzaro [his attorney] confirmed…
Judge Paul Engelmayer, who’s presided over the case and gave Hernandez his two-year sentence (including the 13 months he’d already served) following the rapper’s cooperation in his racketeering charge, asserted that he did not have jurisdiction over the matter, and suggested Lazzaro file a motion with the Bureau of Prisons. According to Lazzaro, Engelmayer requested that the Bureau grant the request.
Reportedly he will serve the remaining four months of his sentence in home confinement.