Bobby Shmurda just pled guilty in his murder conspiracy case.
Bobby Shmurda along with two co-defendants, Chad “rowdy rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy have accepted a plea deal which will start Monday [September 12].
Shmurda, has been jailed since December 2014 in a case where more than 15 defendants were charged with various crimes, including murder, attempted murder and drug dealing.
The rapper was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, although that charge was ultimately dismissed; in June, a judge ruled that the suit would be stayed pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
According to the deal, Shmurda will get 7 years in prison and 5 years probation.
A TMZ producer was in court, and heard Shmurda’s lawyer speak with his client and other defendants, imploring them to take the deal because they’d never get a sympathetic jury and they were facing life in prison.
“His sentence of 7 years, with credit for 2 years already served and good time credit will hopefully permit him to be home in approximately 3 1⁄2 years and resume his remarkable career,”
Shmurda’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, said in a statement emailed to The Fader.
“This plea also covers a separate Bronx indictment.”
Shmurda’s case became a cause celebre, where other rappers were calling for his release.
In April, Shmurda filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against NYPD Detective Douglas Corso, ten police officers, and the city of New York, alleging that he was subject to an illegal search and seizure and a false arrest. From the complaint:
Due to the deal, Shumurda will not be able to appeal the sentence, but will be allowed to use his two-year time served as credit.