Lontrell Williams, better known by the stage name “Pooh Shiesty,” was indicted earlier this year on charges of conspiracy, discharging a firearm during a violent crime, and robbery under a law regulating commerce.
Shiesty’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen told “Rolling Stone” that the rapper will take a plea deal in the federal robbery case. Shiesty told a judge that he wishes to change his “plea from not guilty to guilty.”
We’ve entered into plea negotiations because there have been developments in the case that I think changed the dynamics of the case.
Williams and his co-defendant, Bobby Brown shared this decision during a brief court meeting on Thursday. It is unclear what the third defendant, Jayden Darosa’s intentions are.
Court documents state that the defendants were caught on video shooting two victims when the robbery went awry. Shiesty had earlier claimed innocence, stating that the victims were armed. The rapper might face a life sentence if he gets convicted of the firearm charges.
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