Bobby Shmurda is hitting a roadblock once again when it comes to his impending trial. The rapper will now have to wait three more months for his trial date due to rescheduling.
The “Hot N*gga” rhymer, who was arrested on Dec. 17, 2014 on conspiracy, gun and drug charges, was set to show up for his trial on Feb. 22, but he’ll now appear in court on May 11. Kati Cornell, the Director of Public Information at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, informed XXL on Tuesday (Feb. 9) of the change of plans in terms of scheduling for Shmurda’s trial.
Judge Abraham Clott, who is presiding over the case after Judge James Burke left in January, made the scheduling decision and split the group of men arrested along with Shmurda, born Ackquille Pollard, in December 2014.
Feb. 22 is now the trial date for Rashid Derrisant aka “Rasha” or “Jordan 23” and Alex Crandon aka “A-Rod.” Shmurda’s trial is now scheduled to begin May 11. His trial group includes Rowdy Rebel, born Chad Marshall, Santino Boderick aka “Cueno” and Nicolas McCoy aka “Montana Flea” or “Monty.”
Last month, the 21-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. native attempted to have his $2 million bail lowered or removed, but was denied by Judge Clott. While it was reported that Shmurda has appeared before a judge and failed to get his bail reduced seven times, Cornell says otherwise. “We can safely say there have been over four bail applications and all were denied,” she states.
Currently, Bobby Shmurda has spent 419 days behind bars and is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia.
Alex Spiro is the most recent lawyer to handle the Epic Records signee’s case. Before him, Kenneth Montgomery was helping the rapper fight his much-publicized legal battle.