Ex-Tekashi 6ix 9ine bodyguard will get gentle sentence because of colostomy bag


Justice is dung.

A Manhattan federal court docket decide handed a former Tekashi 6ix 9ine guard a low ball sentence for gun possession on Wednesday, arguing {that a} colostomy bag the person should put on for the remainder of his life as the results of being shot within the abdomen will educate him to keep away from firearms.

“You could have paid dearly for bodily for working with a violent crowd,” Choose Paul Engelmeyer instructed the rapper’s onetime bodyguard, Faheem Walter. “You in addition to anybody else perceive the dangers related to gun violence.”

Walter, 29, pleaded responsible in April to counts of assault with a harmful weapon in assist of racketeering and carrying a firearm in furtherance of against the law of violence whereas working for the rainbow-maned rapper, whose actual title is Daniel Hernandez.

Prosecutors mentioned he took half in a number of violent gang-related encounters, together with an April 2018 taking pictures on the Barclays Middle earlier than he was shot within the abdomen throughout a dispute with considered one of Hernandez’ music managers exterior a Lenox Hill restaurant in October 2018.

Officers sought a sentence of 68-74 months, however the decide handed down 62 — simply over the obligatory minimal of 60 months.

Protection legal professional Edward Sapone instructed Engelmeyer his consumer had suffered considerably for the reason that bullet ripped by his gut, enduring a protracted restoration and having to alter his personal colostomy bag whereas behind bars.

“He was on the MDC in the course of the blackout,” Sapone mentioned, referencing the facility failure that plunged a whole lot of inmates at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Middle into freezing blackness in February 2019. “He sat at midnight for days and days and days, and couldn’t change his colostomy bag…he sat there at midnight and the chilly with feces throughout his physique.”

Sapone assured the decide this “shouldn’t be a pity social gathering,” however mentioned his consumer had “suffered sufficient” since falling in with the “GUMMO” crooner and his 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods associates.

“He needs he by no means met Mr. Hernandez,” the lawyer added.

Prosecutors Wednesday mentioned it was unlikely Walter can be able to related crimes sooner or later, and the decide agreed, saying: “the picture of an enforcer with a colostomy bag shouldn’t be a well-recognized one.”

Walter additionally spoke, saying he “wish to apologize to any victims on this case, whether or not it my my wrongdoing or my co-defendants’ wrongdoing.”

Whereas Engelmeyer mentioned Walter was social gathering to violent robberies, he felt his “close to dying expertise” would function a lifelong reminder to comply with the legislation, and “could keep your hand sooner or later do you have to ponder violence.”

Brooklyn-born Tekashi 6ix 9ine pleaded responsible to racketeering, drug and gun prices in January and has been cooperating with investigators.