R. Kelly appears at a hearing at Leighton Prison Court Developing in Chicago previous year. AFP via Getty Illustrations or photos
A Brooklyn federal judge Friday denied R. Kelly’s third bid for independence amid the coronavirus outbreak, ruling that the jailed singer is nevertheless a flight possibility and poses a risk to the group.
In the R&B singer’s newest ask for, his attorneys argued that he’s now prediabetic and could be at grave danger if he contracts the virus.
“I do not concur that a diagnosis of prediabetes offers a persuasive rationale for the defendant’s release,” wrote Judge Ann Donnelly in her decision. “While the CDC has determined diabetic issues as a chance issue for COVID-19, the identical is not correct for prediabetes, a situation that impacts practically one in a few American adults.”
The similar judge shot down two prior requests for launch.
The “I Consider I Can Fly” crooner — whose offered name is Robert Kelly — is billed with sexually abusing underage women, creating child pornography and destroying evidence in two different indictments in Brooklyn and Chicago.
Kelly, whose Brooklyn sex-trafficking circumstance is slated to go to trial in September, is at the moment locked up in the Windy City’s Metropolitan Correctional Heart.