Lengthy Island, NY – Roughly a 12 months after Jelani Maraj — Nicki Minaj’s brother — was discovered responsible predatory sexual assault towards a baby and endangering the welfare a baby, a decide has reportedly order an inquiry into jury misconduct.
In keeping with a report from Newsday, Maraj’s legal professionals consider jurors for the case had participated in some inappropriate habits. One the allegations includes an alternate juror who stated one juror claimed that if Maraj’s well-known sister didn’t present as much as testify, Maraj was responsible.
Consequently, State Supreme Courtroom Justice Robert McDonald has referred to as for an inquiry listening to on November 15.
“There’s a want for the Courtroom to conduct a listening to to find out the character the fabric positioned earlier than the jury and whether or not that materials created a considerable threat prejudice to the defendant,” the decide wrote in his October 18 ruling.
The 38-year-old New Yorker faces as much as life in jail for raping his 11-year-old former stepdaughter.
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Months after being discovered responsible predatory sexual assault towards a baby, Jelani Maraj (brother rapper Nicki Minaj) now needs the conviction utterly thrown out.
Web page Six reviews that Maraj’s sentencing was pushed again a month as his lawyer petitions to have his conviction dismissed. Maraj at present faces life in jail following November’s responsible verdict.
Decide Robert McDonald has but to rule on Maraj’s lawyer’s request to have the conviction tossed.
When Maraj was on trial final 12 months for the rape his stepdaughter, his lawyer David Schwartz tried to argue that the sufferer made up the rape claims as half an elaborate $25 million extortion scheme.
Along with predatory sexual assault towards a baby, Maraj was additionally discovered responsible endangering the welfare a baby.