Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released from jail over coronavirus fear
American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been released from jail due to coronavirus fear.
6ix9ine will be due for release in August 2020 but because of his chronic asthmatic condition, he was released to complete his confinement at home.
After Judge Paul A. Engelmayer granted the motion for compassionate releases, his defense attorney, Lance Lazaro, told NBC News that,
“He’s out and he’s very happy to be released”.
According to NME, 6ix9ine will serve his first four months of home incarceration with supervision, which will be enforced by GPS monitoring.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he will have to stay at his residence unless he asks permission from the probation department to seek medical treatment or talk with his lawyer.
The 23-year-old rapper, Daniel Hernandez, known popularly as Tekashi 6ix9ine has been serving a 24-month sentence.
This is after pleading guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery at an upstate New York prisoner.
He has served 13 months of his two-year sentence, and was due to be released in August 2020.
His compassionate release boils down to the face that his chronic asthma puts him at a very high chance of contracting covid-19 in prison.