Mystikal Rejects Plea Deal; Wants Rape Case Dismissed
In 2017, rapper Mystikal was indicted on prices of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. The southern artist pled not responsible on all counts and was launched after posting a $three million bond simply final month, which he was reportedly capable of do after inking a brand new recording deal for 3 unreleased albums.
TMZ now stories that the 48-year-old rapper, born Michael Tyler, and his lawyer Joel Pearce are purusing the potential of having the case dropped. Previously, Mystikal was offered with a plea deal, with prosecutors providing to vary his rape cost to a third-degree rape cost. Pearce says that his shopper is not keen to simply accept the deal as a result of he doesn't wish to plead responsible to a felony rape cost, sustaining his innocence.
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"Based on all the proof we've got, we strongly consider that an amicable decision is just not solely doable however possible as an consequence on this case and that Michael Tyler won't ever be made to return to jail for against the law he didn’t commit," stated Pearce in an announcement final month.
Mystikal alleges that the sufferer fabricated her account, an account which is scheduled to be delivered to court docket when the trial begins in May. But, as a result of plea negotiations, the trial might face delays. The sufferer alleges that in 2016 Mystikal raped her in Shreveport, Louisiana