R. Kelly’s legal team wants to question the man who attacked him
The attacker repeatedly hit R. Kelly in the head
R. Kelly was beaten up by Jeremiah Shane Farmer, a Latin Kings gang member in a downtown Chicago jail and no one did anything about it, according to Kelly’s lawyers.
Kelly’s legal team wants to know if the employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the singer is currently incarcerated, enabled the man to attack him while he was resting in his lower bunker bed.
Farmer was convicted last year of a racketeering conspiracy that involved a murder, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. He is facing a mandatory life sentence after allegedly killing two people with a hammer in June 1999.
The 39-year-old gangster admitted to attacking the singer, writing in a statement, “the government made me attack [R. Kelly].”
Farmer went further to explain that he did so “in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on [alleged government corruption],” The Sun-Times reported.
“No one at the MCC raised a finger to stop Mr. Farmer from attacking Mr. Kelly until after Mr. Farmer was well into beating….[he suffered] significant physical and psychological injuries,” the attorneys said on Friday while representing the singer in court for sexual abuse-related charges.
Kelly’s attorneys, who are motivated by their efforts to have the singer released on bond pending trial, want to question Farmer under oath about the August attack, The Chicago Tribune reported.
In his legal team’s motion of notice, it stated the jail security tape handed over by the prosecutors showed Farmer had “roamed a great distance” before entering Kelly’s cell.
The Bureau of Prisons reported that Farmer got away from MCC employees on Aug. 26, and managed to enter the cell.
Farmer repeatedly hit R. Kelly in the head, and only stopped when jail security pepper-sprayed him, according to the report.
Reactions to the incident on social media were apathetic, but others encouraged more beatings for Kelly.
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