The mounting authorized points surrounding Mystikal simply took one other flip, because the rapper formally entered a plea concerning his earlier July arrest for rape. Throughout his arraignment listening to earlier at the moment in Louisiana, Mystikal formally pled not responsible to prices of first-degree rape, false imprisonment, home abuse and extra.
@RollingStone experiences, after coming into his not responsible plea, Joel Pearce, legal professional for Mystikal, doubled down on his insistence that his consumer is harmless whereas questioning a few of the prices in opposition to him, together with prices of theft and drug-related offenses. “My consumer doesn’t even do medicine, so he has completely no concept what they have been speaking about,”Pearce mentioned in a quick interview following the courtroom proceedings.
As we beforehand reported, Mystikal was arrested again in July after a girl claimed that he sexually assaulted her and held her in opposition to her will. Following his arrest, Mystikal was charged with first-degree rape (which carries an automated life sentence,) felony harm to property, false imprisonment, home abuse, battery by strangulation, easy theft, and a number of drug-related offenses.
Mystikal is at the moment being held on the Ascension Parish Jail the place he has been since his arrest and he’ll stay there, as he has not been granted bail. Beforehand, legal professional Pearce mentioned after his consumer’s indictment, “It’s an indictment. It means nothing. We stay up for our day in courtroom.”
You’ll recall that that is the third sexual assault case involving Mystikal, together with his most up-to-date one occurring again in 2017 that carried first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping prices.