Pooh Shiesty To Serve A Sentence Of 63 Months In Prison In Gun Case
Rapper, Pooh Shiesty, has been sentenced to five years and three months in jail for his gun conspiracy conviction.
The 22-year-old Memphis rap artist, real name Lontrell Donell Williams Jr., was indicted in June 2021 on four different counts that tie him to an October 2020 shooting outside of a Florida hotel.
According to reports coming in from Rolling Stone, prosecutors alleged Williams received a bag of marijuana and examined a pair of sneakers right before he unsheathed a firearm and fired, hitting the alleged victim on the bum. Of all places to hit.
Williams was able to reach a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to one charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 63 months in prison by the Miami Federal Court.
Three other charges levelled against the “Back in Blood” rapper were thrown out, including the one that alleged that he fired the weapon himself, which would have landed him a much longer prison sentence. Williams seemed “happy” with the decision.
“Listen, nobody’s happy to go to prison, but he was happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge received the argument well. He was satisfied with the outcome,” said his attorney, Bradford Cohen. “We’re happy with the decision of the court.”